Post-disaster reconstruction without citizens and their social capital in Llico, Chile
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This paper describes how the inhabitants of Llico, a small fishing town in Chile, organized to move from the coastline to avoid a tsunami that devastated their homes and livelihoods and then to manage immediate responses. It then describes how long it took for state support to arrive and how the inhabitants were marginalized from planning and implementing the reconstruction processes. As a result, this poorly served their needs and priorities and failed to utilize their knowledge and organizational capacities. Here and elsewhere in Chile, postcatastrophe reconstruction processes miss the opportunity to improve living conditions for the affected communities and to develop policies for disaster management that incorporate and use their social capital.
DOI: DOI: 10.1177/0956247814565577
Cita del ítemEnvironment & Urbanization. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Vol 27(1): 317–326.
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