A comparative study of housing reconstruction after two major earthquakes: The 1994 Northridge earthquake in the United States and the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan
MetadataShow full item record
Though the idea of pre-impact recovery preparedness planning has recently been promoted by federal and state governments, very little research has been done to evaluate how it affects the process of disaster recovery. This research attempts to understand how pre-impact recovery planning affects housing reconstruction by examining the relationship of pre-impact recovery planning with housing reconstruction speed and the use of mitigation techniques during housing reconstruction. This study was conducted by comparing two cases, the City of Los Angeles, California and Taichung County in Taiwan. This study finds that having a pre-impact preparedness recovery plan increases the speed of housing reconstruction. The relationship between having a pre-impact recovery preparedness plan and the extent to which hazard mitigation is integrated into the recovery process is not very clear, but the experience of the City of Los Angeles suggests that having a pre-impact recovery plan allows local officials to make more effective use of the “window of opportunity” after disaster.
Wu, Jie Ying (2003). A comparative study of housing reconstruction after two major earthquakes: The 1994 Northridge earthquake in the United States and the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Brewer, Levi; Crowder, Leah; Lee, Minseok; Mikayilov, Elshad; Nepal, Sanmita; Perl, Alexandra; Hardin Tanguay, Brittany; Wendelbo, Morten (2017-03-06)The increased frequency of natural disasters globally has prioritized the need for a broader understanding of disaster resilience. More recently, on April 25 and May 12 of 2015, two major earthquakes devastated many ...
Cuny, Frederick C.From November 29 through December 3, 1982 Fred Cuny and Paul Thompson of INTERTECT conducted a series of workshops on reconstruction of housing after earthquakes and planning comprehensive vulnerability reduction activities ...