Community participation in post-disaster reconstruction

Sadiqi, Z, Trigunarsyah, B and Coffey, V 2016, 'Community participation in post-disaster reconstruction', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer, vol. 169, no. ME3, pp. 173-186.


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Title Community participation in post-disaster reconstruction
Author(s) Sadiqi, Z
Trigunarsyah, B
Coffey, V
Year 2016
Journal name Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer
Volume number 169
Issue number ME3
Start page 173
End page 186
Total pages 14
Publisher I C E Publishing
Abstract When a community already torn by a prolonged war is subsequently subjected to being hit by a natural disaster, the combined impact of such disasters can be extremely devastating. Affected communities often face enormous challenges during the long-term reconstruction, mainly due to the lack of a viable community involvement process. In post-war settings, affected communities are often conceived as being disabled and are hardly ever consulted when reconstruction projects are instigated. This lack of community involvement often leads to poor project planning, decreased community support and an unsustainable completed project. The impact of war, coupled with the tensions created by the poor housing provisions, often hinder the affected residents from integrating permanently into their home communities. This paper identifies a number of fundamental factors that act as barriers to community participation in reconstruction projects. The paper is based on a statistical analysis of a questionnaire survey administered in 2012 in Afghanistan.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Developing countries
Disaster engineering
Rehabilitation
DOI - identifier 10.1680/jmuen.15.00016
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