Raquel Santos

Internship Project (September 2012 – February 2013)

Institution

University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

Title

Shelter Project

Description
Collaboration with the Canterbury Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS) and with the people involved in the
temporaly housing management process to:

  • better understand the adopted management process;
  • provide the best know-how on predictive models (numbers of displaced people and number of people requiring temporary housings) and decision support tools that are available from the scientific world (e.g. MAEviz, Syner-G);
  • test them on Christchurch case -study to understand if they could have made a difference in the emergency management phase and if are able to make a difference now (while currently facing a very problematic situation with shortages of temporary shelter and houses during the repair/reconstruction of the damaged building stock).