Housing Recovery After Disaster

Housing Recovery After Disaster


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Recent disasters have demonstrated the critical role that re-housing victims plays in communities’ long term disaster recovery. Scholars have examined the stages of re-housing and comprehensive recovery for over forty years, yet few communities have plans for reestablishing the “whole community” following a disaster. Recent studies of landscape-level disasters have shown that debris removal, bonding social capital, housing production, return of services, economic revitalization and reestablishing permanent residency are intertwined. This book examines the history and theories of rehousing, the role of bonding social capital, applies systems theory to understanding the stages of recovery, then presents case studies of long term housing recovery.

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Rowman & Littlefield

Housing Recovery After Disaster