CINVA (Interamerican Center of Housing and Planning)

Leonard Currie was the founding director of CINVA (Interamerican Center of Housing and Planning), a community development program in Colombia initiated by the Organization of American States in 1951. CINVA worked with the local population to alleviate severe housing shortages in urban and rural Colombia by designing new communities and developing construction methods that people could use to build their own houses. The CINVA team was international. They trained young Colombian professionals to expand and continue their work.  This collection includes material from Bogotá and Sogamosa.