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Still Standing? : Looking Back at Reconstruction and Disaster Risk Reduction in Housing (Hardcover)
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Huge levels of aid are spent on reconstructing housing after disasters. Have these houses withstood the test of time and hazard? Just as important from the point of view of their owners, has the reconstruction process played a part in restoring their livelihoods and social networks? Unfortunately, aid agencies rarely go back to assess the impact of reconstruction in the longer term. The research upon whichStill Standing? is based has done just that. Agencies that undertook projects 3–35 years ago in countries throughout Asia and Latin America have gone back to record changes and to interview beneficiaries, builders, authorities and other agencies in their project areas. This book describes the stories of the project beneficiaries and how their houses have changed, within contexts that have kept changing too.
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Social Science, Nature, Reference
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Street Date: October 31, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-6642
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