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Housing reconstruction in urban and rural areas

EAP DRM Knowledge Note
Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
Zoe Trohanis and Geoffrey Read

28 août 2018

Urban housing reconstruction programs are generally more complex and costly to implement as a result of the interim or permanent resettlement of large populations, the need to increase densities in multistory buildings due to shortage of available land, and the need to accommodate complex tenure situations. The ownership and maintenance of multi-tenement structures requires a more comprehensive legal framework and high construction costs for the more complicated and engineered structures. Recovery programs need to incorporate responses to these multiple and varied ownership situations.