An integrated approach: managing resources for post-disaster reconstruction

An integrated approach: managing resources for post-disaster reconstruction

Yan Chang, S. Wilkinson, David Brunsdon, Erica Seville, Regan Potangaroa, 2011

Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 35(4), 739-769

Abstract

A lack of resources required for post-disaster housing reconstruction significantly limits the degree to which a successful recovery can occur. In the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China, the post-quake reconstruction of housing was not immune to resource shortages and price inflation. This paper illustrates evidence of resourcing bottlenecks during the post-Wenchuan earthquake reconstruction. The aim of this paper is to present an integrated planning framework required to manage resources for post-disaster housing rebuilding. The results are drawn from in-field surveys which highlight the areas where stakeholders need to concentrate effort, including revising legislation and policy, enhancing capacity for rebuilding in the construction industry, strengthening the transportation network, restructuring the market mechanisms, and incorporating environmental considerations into the overall planning.

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