Post-disaster housing reconstruction : challenges for community participation

Sadiqi , Zabihullah , Coffey, Vaughan, & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2011) Post-disaster housing reconstruction : challenges for community participation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Building Resilience : Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

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The extant literature suggests that community participation is an important ingredient for the successful delivery of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects. Even though policy-makers, international funding bodies and non-governmental organisations broadly appreciate the value of community participation, post-disaster reconstruction practices systematically fail to follow, or align with, existing policy statements. Research into past experiences has led many authors to argue that post-disaster reconstruction is the least successful physically visible arena of international cooperation. Why is the principle of community participation not evident in the veracity of reconstructions already carried out on the ground? This paper discusses and develops the concepts of, and challenges to, community participation and the subsequent negative and positive effects on post-disaster reconstruction projects outcomes.

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ID Code: 42177
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction, Community Participation, Challenges
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2011 22:48
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 07:14

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