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Rebuilding After Disasters


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Preface 1. Rebuilding After Disasters: From Emergency to Sustainability 2. Post-disaster Low-cost Housing Solutions: Learning From the Poor 3. Appropriate Technology for Post-disaster Reconstruction 4. Planning for Temporary Housing 5. Multi-actor Arrangements and Project Management 6. Stakeholder Participation in Post-disaster Reconstruction Programmes - New Orleans' Lakeview: A Case Study 7. Surviving the Second Tsunami: Land Rights in the Face of Buffer Zones, Land Grabs and Development 8. Who Governs Reconstruction? Changes and Continuity in Policies, Practices and Outcomes 9. The Politics of Participation: Involving Communities in Post-disaster Reconstruction 10. User Requirements and Responsible Reconstruction 11. Space and Place After Natural Disasters and Forced Displacement 12. The Importance of Institutional and Community Resilience in Post-disaster Reconstruction 13. From Complexity to Strategic Planning for Sustainable Reconstruction

About the Author

Gonzalo Lizarralde is an architect and Director of grif (the IF Research Group) at the Universite de Montreal, Canada. Cassidy Johnson is Lecturer at the Development Planning Unit, University College London and Director of the MSc programme in Building and Urban Design. Colin Davidson is Emeritus Professor of Architecture, at the Universite de Montreal, Canada. They are the founding members of i-Rec -- Information and Research for Reconstruction -- an international network of researchers and practitioners involved in post-natural-disaster reconstruction.


This book is rich in both theoretical models and field observations. It does well to unite them, but its greatest strength is that it is not afraid to face up to the complexity of the reconstruction process and question years of orthodox but inadequate practices. - Construction Management and Economics

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