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dc.contributor.authorRotimi, J.O.B.
dc.contributor.authorLe Masurier, J
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, S
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T20:28:54Z
dc.date.available2013-11-05T20:28:54Z
dc.date.copyright2006
dc.date.issued2013-11-06
dc.identifier.citationIn Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Meeting Stakeholder Interests. Information and Research for Reconstruction (i-REC), pp.119 - 126.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5811
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand has extensive infrastructure networks and localised, dense urban populations that make it vulnerable to natural disasters. When they occur, the effects can be devastating on the natural and built environment. Organisations therefore need to be well prepared, rather than rely on a reactive recovery process after an event. As one aspect of a major programme of research in New Zealand, the authors address the recovery issue in terms of how the local legislative and regulatory frameworks either facilitate or hinder reconstruction projects and programmes. If well articulated and implemented, the regulations should not only provide an effective means of reducing and containing vulnerabilities (disaster mitigation), but also a means of facilitating reconstruction projects. This paper highlights the interrelated reconstruction challenges of allocation of responsibility for coordination, scarcity of resources and the application of legislation and regulations that were written for routine construction rather than post-disaster reconstruction. Examples of reconstruction following recent small scale disasters in New Zealand are presented to support the points raised. The paper concludes that whilst routine construction processes have proved adequate for small-scale disasters, the greater degree of coordination required for programmes of reconstruction following a larger disaster has not been adequately addressed in policy and legislation.
dc.publisherInformation and research for reconstruction (i-Rec)
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grif.umontreal.ca/pages/ROTIMI_James.pdf
dc.rightsAuthors retain the right to place his/her publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository for non commercial purposes. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.subjectReconstruction
dc.subjectLegislation
dc.subjectRegulation
dc.titleThe regulatory framework for effective post-disaster reconstruction in New Zealand
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.roid13528en_NZ
aut.conference.typePaper Published in Proceedings
aut.relation.endpage126
aut.relation.startpage119
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