Community participation in post-disaster reconstruction

Sadiqi, Zabihullah, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Coffey, Vaughan (2015) Community participation in post-disaster reconstruction. Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Civil Engineering, 169(3), pp. 173-186.

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When a community already torn by a prolonged war is subsequently subjected to being hit by a natural disaster, the combined impact of such disasters can be extremely devastating. Affected communities often face enormous challenges during the long-term reconstruction, mainly due to the lack of a viable community involvement process. In post-war settings, affected communities are often conceived as being disabled and are hardly ever consulted when reconstruction projects are instigated. This lack of community involvement often leads to poor project planning, decreased community support and an unsustainable completed project. The impact of war, coupled with the tensions created by the poor housing provisions, often hinder the affected residents from integrating permanently into their home communities. This paper identifies a number of fundamental factors that act as barriers to community participation in reconstruction projects. The paper is based on a statistical analysis of a questionnaire survey administered in 2012 in Afghanistan.

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ID Code: 87576
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Developing countries, Disaster engineering, Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.15.00016
ISSN: 0965-089X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 ICE Publishing
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2015 03:41
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2016 14:01

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