Lessons from Post-Disaster Home Reconstruction: Dujiangyan City, China

  • XiaoHua Zhong
  • HuaiYun Kou


This chapter takes the case of the post-earthquake housing reconstruction in Dujiangyan, Western China to analyze how home/community and residents’ identity are reconstructed after an unexpected disaster and the process of rapid physical construction. We compare four cases with different housing reconstruction mechanisms which were categorized by external intervention and internal network. We also compare the social results of each case to evaluate the efficiency of reconstruction policies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • XiaoHua Zhong
    • 1
  • HuaiYun Kou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, School of Political Science and International RelationsTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Advanced Research Institute of Architecture and Urban and Rural PlanningTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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