Resilient Cities and Disaster Recovery

Authors: Sahar Zavareh*, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Urban Geography, Economic Geography
Keywords: resilience, disaster recovery, housing, urban resilience
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Cleveland 1, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Urban resiliency has become a focus for disaster recovery in urban development of housing reconstruction. It is especially important when considering the relationship between the built environment and the sociopolitical processes for urban communities as disaster recovery planning by understanding what constitutes a successful housing recovery, what happens with this process, what long-term recovery is, and how to use this knowledge to mitigate future disasters. The purpose of this paper to compare and contrast long-term recovery planning and management of housing recovery following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the 2010/11 Christchurch earthquake disasters. Each city embraced a resiliency urban recovery program, however the role of housing insurance played a significant part of the recovery planning in the aftermath. In each case, housing is evaluated to understand long-term housing recovery and urban resiliency planning for disaster planning and climate change adaptation.

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