Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic development

Palliyaguru, Roshani, Amaratunga, Dilanthi and Haigh, Richard 2013, Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic development, Disaster prevention and management : an international journal, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 160-171, doi: 10.1108/09653561311325307.

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Title Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic development
Author(s) Palliyaguru, Roshani
Amaratunga, Dilanthi
Haigh, Richard
Journal name Disaster prevention and management : an international journal
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 160
End page 171
Total pages 12
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0965-3562
Keyword(s) Disasters
Disaster risk reduction
Risk management
Socio-economic development
Infrastructure reconstruction
Millennium development goals
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Studies
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Management
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Business & Economics
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SSCI
Summary Purpose: Disasters provide physical, social, economic, political and environmental development windows of opportunity particularly through housing and infrastructure reconstruction. The reconstruction process should not be neglected due to the opportunistic nature of facilitating innovation in development. In this respect, post-disaster "infrastructure" reconstruction plays a critical role in development discourse and is often essential to sustain recovery after major disasters. However, reconstruction following a natural disaster is a complicated problem involving social, economic, cultural, environmental, psychological, and technological aspects. There are significant development benefits of well-developed "Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strategies" and, for many reasons, the concept of DRR can be more easily promoted following a disaster. In this respect, a research study was conducted to investigate the effects of integrating DRR strategies into infrastructure reconstruction on enhancing the socio-economic development process from a qualitative stance. The purpose of this paper is to document part of this research study; it proposes an approach that can be used to assess the influence of the application of the DRR concept into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic development. Design/methodology/approach: The research methodology included a critical literature review. Findings: This paper suggests that the best way to assess the influence of integrating DRR strategies practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economic development is to assess the level of impact that DRR strategies has on overcoming various factors that form vulnerabilities. Having assessed this, the next step is to assess the influence of overcoming the factors that form vulnerabilities on achieving performance targets of socio-economic development. Originality/value: This paper primarily presents a framework for the concept of socio-economic development and a modelled classification of DRR practices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/09653561311325307
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073692

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