Project Type IQP Submission date 2006-03-13 Authors Thomas James DeMasi, ME Amy LeBlanc, CE Sean K O'Dowd, BE Suzanne M Peyser, CE URN E-project-031306-115022 Division Urban and Environmental Planning Center Bangkok, Thailand Sponsor Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Title Assessing the Vulnerability of Post-Disaster Housing Expansion: A Case Study in Tsunami-Affected Thailand Advisors Krueger, Robert, ID Tuler, Seth, ID Availability unrestricted
In Thailand, the relief effort from the 2004 tsunami provided replacement housing to affected people that lacked enough space and protection from natural hazards. To solve these problems, residents have been building additions that further increase their vulnerability to natural hazards. Our project assessed the vulnerability created by replacement housing expansions in two coastal villages and identified ways to mitigate the vulnerabilities through disaster resilient construction and education. Recommendations were made to reduce current vulnerabilities and improve future relief efforts.
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