Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

Designing Resilient Housing After Natural Disasters

Book - 2015
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Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not simply replacing the destroyed house but, as these case studies highlight, a means to not only build a safer house but also a more resilient community; not to simply return to the same condition as before the disaster, but an opportunity for building back better.

The book explores two main themes:

Housing reconstruction is most successful when involving the users in the design and construction process Housing reconstruction is most effective when it is integrated with community infrastructure, services and the means to create real livelihoods.

The case studies included in this book highlight work completed by different agencies and built environment professionals in diverse disaster-affected contexts. With a global acceleration of natural disasters, often linked to accelerating climate change, there is a critical demand for robust housing solutions for vulnerable communities.

This book provides professionals, policy makers and community stakeholders working in the international development and disaster risk management sectors, with an evidence-based exploration of how to add real value through the design process in housing reconstruction. Herein then, the knowledge we need to build, an approach to improve our processes, a window to understanding the complex domain of post-disaster housing reconstruction.

Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
ISBN: 9780415702614
0415702615
9780415702607
0415702607
9781315735412
Branch Call Number: 720.47 CHARLESWORTH
Characteristics: xiv, 139 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Ahmed, Iftekhar 1962-- Author

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