A Framework for Building Back Better during Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery
Understanding the theory behind the term “Building Back Better” and developing a framework to define and implement BBB practices successfully in practice was undertaken as part of a doctoral study.
The four-year study involved an extensive international literature review of findings and publications on Building Back Better to establish its collective meaning, followed by conducting in-depth case studies to examine the applicability of the concept in practice.
The Victorian Bushfires Longitudinal Case Study and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka were the case studies highlighted in this project. A comparative analysis was conducted between the findings from the two case studies to establish universally applicable BBB concepts and develop the first BBB Framework and best-practice BBB indicators.
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Mannakkara, S., Wilkinson, S. & Frances, T. (2015). “Build Back Better” Principles for Reconstruction. In: BEER, M., PATELLI, E., KOUGIOUMTZOGLOU, I. & SIU-KUI AU, I. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering.
Wilkinson, S., Rotimi, J. O. & Mannakkara, S. (2015). Legislation Changes following Earthquake Disasters. In: BEER, M., PATELLI, E., KOUGIOUMTZOGLOU, I. & SIU-KUI AU, I. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering.