Sheltering the Urban Poor: Lessons and Strategies of the Mexico City and San Salvador Earthquakes.
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A large urban earthquake can create sudden, large demands for shelter for the urban poor. Two recent earthquakes - one in Mexico City and the other in San Salvador illustrate the problems that urban planners may face in future urban disasters. Certain groups of disaster victims are extremely difficult to reach with conventional assistance and normal post-earthquake reconstruction strategies. These recent experiences are forcing planners to re-examine post-disaster shelter strategies and to develop new programs and approaches to provide suitable interim shelter and. replacement housing. These events have also forced a re—examination of the temporary shelter strategies which have became widely accepted in the last decade.
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Cuny, Frederick C. (1987). Sheltering the Urban Poor: Lessons and Strategies of the Mexico City and San Salvador Earthquakes.. Available electronically from