Coming home after disaster: multiple dimensions of housing by Alka Sapat, Ann-Margaret Esnard

By Alka Sapat, Ann-Margaret Esnard

Post-disaster housing matters and dilemmas are advanced, worldwide in nature, and are inextricably intertwined with social, monetary, and political issues. The multi-faceted nature of housing restoration calls for a holistic strategy that bills for its quite a few dimensions and features which are top captured with multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar, and multi-hazard techniques. This e-book serves as a helpful source through highlighting the most important matters and demanding situations that have to be addressed with reference to post-disaster housing. by means of that includes a suite of case reviews on a number of failures that experience happened globally and written via students and practitioners from a number of disciplines, it highlights the wealthy variety of methods taken to unravel post-disaster housing difficulties. Coming domestic after catastrophe can function a necessary reference for researchers and practitioners in catastrophe and emergency administration, public management, public coverage, city making plans, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, structure, and different similar social technological know-how fields.

Key beneficial properties during this publication are:

  • Addresses quite a lot of dilemmas similar to differential degrees of social and actual vulnerability; difficulties concerning land tenure, home-ownership, estate rights, making plans, and zoning; and political and felony demanding situations to housing restoration.
  • Discusses the position performed through public, deepest and non-governmental agencies, the casual quarter, monetary associations, and assurance in rebuilding and housing recovery.
  • Features worldwide case reviews, contains correct examples and rules, and provides recommendations from quite a number students operating in a number of disciplines and various countries.

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Local nonprofit organizations in a post-Katrina landscape help in a context of recovery. American Behavioral Scientist 59(10): 1263–1277. Laska, S. and B. Morrow. 2006. Social vulnerabilities and Hurricane Katrina: An unnatural disaster in New Orleans. Marine Technology and Society Journal 40(4): 16–26. A. 2009. Dependence on Non-Profits during Major Disaster Relief: A Risky Dilemma. Washington, DC: The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. M. Huberman, and J. Saldaña.

In Chapter 5, Alka Sapat focuses on several overarching policy challenges in improving housing recovery outcomes using examples from various disasters and countries. Some of the more critical and crosscutting challenges include problems of coordination, silos, and fragmented governance, political considerations, including the salience of pre-disaster planning, time compression, administrative * Financial crises, such as the 2008 recession which was itself caused by malpractices in the housing finance industry have a large impact on housing; however, since the impact of natural disasters itself is a very large topic, we confine the focus of this book solely to the effects of natural disasters on housing.

In Chapter 11, Emel Ganapati and Guitele Rahill explore the challenges that disaster survivors face in fragile states like Haiti during early shelter recovery. Using data collected from in-depth interviews, focus groups, participatory site xxxiv Introduction observations, and secondary documents in three socioeconomically diverse communities (Pétion-Ville, Delmas, and Canapé Vert) in Port-au-Prince following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, they find that leadership, social capital, faith, and adaptive flexibility mechanisms helped Haitians overcome their shelter-related challenges.

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