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Community and Regional Planning

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Accepted Manuscript

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Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure




Many previous disasters have demonstrated the need for extensive personal, public, and governmental expenditures for housing recovery highlighting the importance of studying housing recovery. Yet, much research is still needed to fully understand the multi-faceted and complex nature of housing recovery. The goal of this paper is to present a holistic model to further the understanding of the dynamic processes and interdependencies of housing recovery. The impetus for this work is that inequalities in housing recovery could be addressed more effectively if we better understood interconnected factors and dynamic processes that slow down recovery for some. Currently, there is a lack of understanding about such factors and processes. Literature from engineering and social sciences was reviewed to develop an integrated system dynamics model for post-disaster housing recovery. While it is beyond current capabilities to quantify such complexities, the presented model takes a major stride toward articulating the complex phenomenon that is housing recovery.


This accepted article is published as Sutley,E.J., Hamideh, S.; An Interdisciplinary System Dynamics Model for Post-disaster Housing Recovery. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure; 2017. doi: 10.1080/23789689.2017.1364561. Posted with permission.

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Taylor and Francis Online



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