Proceedings - Editors:

Gonzalo Lizarralde
Jennifer Duyne Barenstein*
Georgia Cardosi
Amy Oliver

With the contribution of the Conference Scientific Committe

* Conference Organizer and President of the Scientific Committe

Published online with the support of:

L’Observatoire universitaire de la vulnérabilité and la reconstruction durable (Oeuvre durable), funded by Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et culture (FQRSC), Canada.
ISBN: 978-2-9815234-0-2

2013 international i-Rec conference

Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: From Recovery to Risk Reduction

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6th i-Rec conference-workshop, 26-30 May 2013, Ascona, Switzerland.

Conference organized by:
- Information and research for reconstruction, i-Rec
- World Habitat Research Centre (WHRC), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

With the support of:
- The Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF)
- The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
- Swiss National Science Foundation
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

Funding for the online publication provided by:
- L’Observatoire universitaire de la vulnérabilité and la reconstruction durable (Oeuvre durable)
- Fonds de recherche société et culture, Québec
- The IF Research Group – grif, Université de Montréal




Themes addressed:

-Linking reconstruction with disaster risk reduction
-Post-disaster reconstruction in urban areas
-Sustainable housing designs and building technologies
-Long term impacts of reconstruction programs
-Bridging the gap between theory and practice: Towards a needs-based research agenda.



This Publication:

This online publication was prepared by the Observatoire universitaire de la vulnérabilité et la reconstruction durable, a research program initiated by the IF Research Group (grif) and funded by the fonds de la recherche du Québec, Société et culture (FQRSC). About thirty articles were considered for the publication but a selection of fifteen papers was finally made. Even though a series of practitioner and academic presentations were conducted during the conference, this publication contains only what the selection committee considered to be the most scientifically relevant contributions.

The process of publication included a blind peer-review of both abstracts and final papers and an editorial revision conducted in 2014-15. Only the papers that responded to these standards were published. We hope that this publication will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the field and that it will help bridge the existing gap between research and practice in post-disaster reconstruction.