Importance of community participation in disaster recovery

Van Krieken, T, Kulatunga, U and Pathirage, C 2017, Importance of community participation in disaster recovery , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the views about community on their participation during disaster recovery and how they can be empowered. The community participation from the beginning to end of the project, and future maintenance of the community is essential for a successful recovery in an efficient and effective manner. Little, or token, participation by the community has proved to be fatal through schedule delays in recovery or public uprising. This article will outline a global literature review of community participation complemented with some interview preliminary data from San Francisco and Christ Church, New Zealand. The outcome is a framework of community participation and empowerment. As "owners", the community will ensure a well- maintained community for many years ahead.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: 13th IPGRC 2017 Full Conference Proceedings
Publisher: University of Salford
Depositing User: Hajer Faek Al-Dahash
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:31

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