Sense of Home Place in Participatory Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Fard, Asal Kamani and Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan (2013) Sense of Home Place in Participatory Post-Disaster Reconstruction. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 15 (1). ISSN 1464-3332

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This paper investigates the participatory reconstruction approach as a means of home loss mitigation strategy for coping with disaster among survivors of the 2003 Bam earthquake. It addresses the housing issue using the sense of place measures to understand households' feelings about their lost and new homes. On the basis of a fieldwork survey, the probability method of stratified sampling is applied to select the target group of 186 households. Findings show a significant correlation between expressions of positive feelings about new homes and the degree of participation in reconstruction. By encompassing demographic characteristics with the above terms, the results have been interpreted to identify the deeper aspects of home for those living in a newly built one that differs a lot from the lost one.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lost & new home, participatory reconstruction, post bam-earthquake housing, sense of home place
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 07:59
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 04:59

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