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Organising Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes

Housing Reconstruction after the Bam Earthquake

Authors: Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

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  • Proposes a new conceptual model aiming to reduce future disaster risks in urban areas
  • Aims to bridge the theoretical gap in organising reconstruction programmes
  • Synthesises the broader interdisciplinary literature on disaster-development and organisation theory to propose a tentative conceptual model, integrating overlapping insights to the case
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Through a synthesis of a broader inter-disciplinary literature in the field of disaster studies, organisation theory and management, and an in-depth case study this book provides an analytical framework for organising post-disaster reconstruction programmes which aim to reduce future disaster risks and achieve other objectives.  It explores the role of organisational design and management on approaching and achieving the objectives of the reconstruction programme in Iran after the 2003 Bam earthquake. 

The housing reconstruction programme in Bam was a complex case, offering various learning opportunities to understand organising reconstruction processes especially in urban areas. The case study research explores how the urban housing reconstruction programme system was formed purposefully towards the delivery of the stated objectives and created an innovative housing process throughout the urban area. It identifies consistencies and inconsistencies among the influential organisational attributes of the programme delivery system formation. The system evolved through corrective adjustments (either formally or informally) during its implementation to reflect unfolding consequences of inconsistencies in initial formation and emerging contextual issues in the field. 


About the authors

Dr Farnaz Arefian is a researcher, consultant and founding director of Silk Cities initiative for research and knowledge exchange on contextual contemporary challenges of cities in the Middle East and Central Asia, associated with the UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit. She combines academic research and education with extensive professional experience and has a background in leading her private sector consultancy for delivering large-scale urban design/planning and architectural projects, including post disaster urban reconstruction. She has delivered international research and training on post disaster reconstruction, disaster risk reduction and resilience. She served as a board member the Society of Iranian Urban Planners, and is a fellow of Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, Chartered Management Institute, and member of International Development Network at RTPI. She is invited and visiting lecturer at universities and workshops. Farnaz has published academic and professional books and papers. Publication examples include: Organising Post Disaster Reconstruction Processes (Springer 2018), Getting Ready for Urban Reconstruction: Organising Housing Reconstruction in Bam (Springer 2016), Urban Change in Iran (Springer 2016), co-author of Research Roadmap, Disasters and the Built Environment (CIB World 2014), Urban Design in the Middle East (Special topic, Urban Design Group 2012). Her past knowledge exchange activities received special attention from UNESCO Director General.

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-24

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

  • A Synthesise of Multidisciplinary Theoretical Discussions

    Pages 25-80

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

  • The Relationship Between Urban Governance, Disaster Management and Reconstruction Trends in Iran

    Pages 83-103

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

  • Relationships Between Local Urban Development and Disaster Management System in Bam

    Pages 105-136

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

  • Initial Organisational Formation of the Housing Reconstruction Programme in Bam

    Pages 137-163

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organising Post-Disaster Reconstruction Processes
Book Subtitle
Housing Reconstruction after the Bam Earthquake
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70911-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70911-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70910-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89009-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 279
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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