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Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery.


Coming Home After Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery

Edited by Alka Sapat and Ann-Margaret Esnard

CRC Press


316 pages




A multidisciplinary group of researchers working in fields ranging from architecture to law to public policy in the US, Middle East, Canada, and Asia provides 19 chapters on post-disaster housing, focusing on variable rates of housing recovery; technical challenges in finding building materials for post-disaster housing and retrofitting and repairs; the role of financial institutions and insurance; problems related to land tenure, home ownership, property rights, planning, and zoning; issues related to rebuilding affordable housing, and the effects of gentrification and redevelopment; and cross-sector coordination and collaboration, including the role of the nonprofit sector. They address social vulnerability and post-disaster housing, housing and community recovery, hazard insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program, and policy and governance challenges; housing recovery cases in the US, related to Hurricanes Dolly and Ike, the 2013 Colorado floods, tornado housing recovery, Hurricane Sandy, and the experiences of people with disabilities; the global context, including the Haiti earthquake, post-tsunami housing efforts in rural India, the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China, and Typhoon Yolanda; and other aspects, including the effects on living conditions, impacts on informal settlers and their rights to housing, the role of nongovernmental organizations, planning, and regulatory and legal barriers. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Feb 1, 2017
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