Critical factors for sustainable reconstruction of post natural disasters

Yi, Honglei & Yang, Jay (2013) Critical factors for sustainable reconstruction of post natural disasters. In 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Environment, Energy and Bioscience (ICFEEB 2013), 24-25 October 2013, Royal King Residence Hotel, Beijing.


While scientists are still debating the level of climate change impact to new weather patterns, there have been some devastating natural disasters worldwide in the last decade. From cyclones to earthquakes and from Tsunamis to landslides, these disasters occur with formidable forces and crushing effects. As one of the most important arrangements to erase the negative influence of natural disasters and help with the recovery and redevelopment of the hit area, reconstruction is of utmost importance in light of sustainable objectives. However, current reconstruction practice confronts quite a lot of criticisms for focusing on providing short-term necessities. How to conduct the post disaster reconstruction in a long-term perspective and achieve sustainable development is thereby a highlight for industry practice and research. This paper introduced an on-going research project which is aimed at establishing an operational framework for improving sustainability performance of post disaster reconstruction by identifying critical sustainable factors and exploring their internal relationships. The research reported in this paper is part of the project. After a comprehensive literature review, 17 potential critical sustainability factors for post disaster reconstruction were identified. Preliminary examination and discussion of the factors was conducted.

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ID Code: 63799
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sustainable, post disaster reconstruction, critical factors, CEDM
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2013 23:05
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 06:26

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