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JDR Vol.5 No.2 pp. 147-154
(2010)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2010.p0147

Paper:

Lessons for Long-Term Residential Recovery: Factors of Community Resilience and Marginalization

Nabil Kamel

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 875302, Tempe, AZ 85287-5302, USA

Received:
November 17, 2009
Accepted:
February 9, 2010
Published:
April 1, 2010
Keywords:
housing reconstruction, disaster recovery, Northridge earthquake, Hurricane Katrina
Abstract

This paper examines conditions influencing reconstruction and recovery processes following a disaster. The Northridge Earthquake and Hurricane Katrina are illustrative of supra-regional political and economic changes and their effect on local communities during the recovery process. In addition, the paper argues that informal institutions can play an important role in shaping the recovery process and its outcomes.

Cite this article as:
Nabil Kamel, “Lessons for Long-Term Residential Recovery: Factors of Community Resilience and Marginalization,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.5, No.2, pp. 147-154, 2010.
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