Facing Home Loss After Disasters: A Review

Fard, Asal Kamani and Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan and Ossen, Dilshan Remaz (2010) Facing Home Loss After Disasters: A Review. In: 2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2010.


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Natural hazards are considered as unavoidable dynamics of nature. And man's effort for survival and recovery from disasters is regarded as the original essence of being human. The human experiences through disaster management plans in housing reconstruction phase after disasters indicates strongly that neglecting deeper values of hazard survivors within hasty solutions may not lead to a real recovery process. This paper investigates on the relationship between man and his home as the main source of sense of belonging. It also reviews the deeper aspects through inter disciplinary studies containing the key themes within which residential adoption level to post disaster housing reconstruction would be enhanced. The adjusting attributes set by survivors facing home loss will be examined to achieve a clearer view of this complex phenomenon. And the role of socio cultural specifications of context in coping and adopting the required skills would be considered as well. The paper concludes that for many people their home is a unique place and the loss of their home could be a real life challenge. Therefore, architecture is supposed to play a very crucial role in providing a place as much suitable as possible during the healing process. It must be set due to the values and emotions of suffered people through applying comprehensive and appropriate housing programs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster management; Home loss; Home meaning; Housing reconstruction; Inter-disciplinary studies; Natural hazard; Recovery from disasters; Sense of belonging
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 01:31
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 01:31
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/412

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