Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Swisse Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (skat)
This handbook seeks to provide step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programs in cities.
This manual seeks to provide guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programs in post-disaster conditions. It was developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) together with Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development (skat). It was developed for field practitioners who are planning and implementing housing-reconstruction programs in urban areas.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Construction specialists, program managers, housing and construction delegates, and government institutions.
This manual is in English.
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. Provide technical information on the sustainable neighbourhoods and integrated settlement approaches, including construction materials and technologies, energy efficiency and ecological aspects, alternative water supply and sanitation systems, solid waste and environmentally friendly site management in high-risk and poor-income areas;
. Offer guidance on the reuse and recycling of temporary shelters, and on the transfer from transitional shelter to permanent housing; it includes orientation on damage assessments, debris reuse and controlled demolition;
. Provide a selection of successful post-disaster reconstruction examples, implemented in cities with recommendations for better disaster preparedness;
. Present practical checklists and references to assist practitioners, field workers and other stakeholders in making their choices;
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