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The making of cities after disasters: Strategic planning and the Central Italy temporary housing process
This paper reconstructs and analyses the Central Italy temporary housing supply and delivery process. It combines a meta-analysis of published documents and business process modelling to uncover links between policy, society, and space. Since strategic planning grows in popularity as a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) paradigm, an analysis of its application and outcomes helps capture lessons to inform future housing assistance practices.
The results suggest that gaps in strategic planning (related to multi-level governance, process and resource management) are significant explanatory factors for the technical and social clashes highlighted by the analysis. It is emphasised the importance to produce well-informed strategic plans to achieve DRR goals and the potential benefit of adopting the proposed approach to this end, leveraging its capacity to model and simulate the temporary housing supply and delivery process.