Advantages and limitations of community-based post-disaster housing reconstruction projects

Ophiyandri, T, Amaratunga, D and Keraminiyage, KP ORCID: 0000-0002-8884-3509 2016, 'Advantages and limitations of community-based post-disaster housing reconstruction projects' , International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 7 (4) , pp. 420-431.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantages and limitations of the implementation of a community-based method in post-disaster housing reconstruction.

Design/methodology/approach

The research was based on multiple case studies in the implementation of a community-based post-disaster housing reconstruction project (CPHRP) in Indonesia. Data were gathered by conducting semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire survey.

Findings

The research reveals 22 advantages of a CPHRP. Four advantages can be categorised as highly significant. They are create sense of ownership, fit to local culture/customs/wisdom, build beneficiaries’ confidence and minimize corruption. There are some advantages that cannot be delivered if the housing reconstruction is conducted using a contractor-based approach. It was also found that psychological advantages are more dominant than the physical advantages. Despite its numerous advantages, CPHRP has limitations. First, it requires a long pre-construction process and, second, there is a limitation with regard to the capacity of implementer and there are limitations within the community itself.

Originality/value

This paper is very specific because it attempts to discover the advantages and limitations of a CPHRP.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 1759-5908
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Depositing User: KP Keraminiyage
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 10:39
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47573

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