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Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

Professor, Docent

Christine Wamsler

Understanding disasters from a local perspective: insights into improving assistance for social housing and settlement development

Author

  • Christine Wamsler

Summary, in English

The damage caused by the worldwide increase in natural disasters is staggering, with the poor and marginalised slum communities being the most vulnerable. This paper analyses the key variables and their causal relations underlying the complex system of risk and disaster occurrence in slum areas in El Salvador. Slum dwellers’ views and knowledge are the focus of this inquiry. A better understanding of what households perceive, experience, and hence need in order to deal with risk and disasters can yield important insights into how to improve

reconstruction and development aid, including assistance for social housing and settlement development. Causal loop diagrams, one of the main tools of systems analysis, is presented as an instrument that can help aid organisations in this process.

Department/s

  • Housing, Development and Management

Publishing year

2006

Language

English

Pages

4-8

Publication/Series

Trialog

Volume

91

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Vereinigung zur Wissenschaftlichen Erforschung des Planens and Bauens in Entwicklungslaendem eV

Topic

  • Architecture

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0724-6234