Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
In Thailand, the relief effort from the 2004 tsunami provided replacement housing to affected people that lacked enough space and protection from natural hazards. To solve these problems, residents have been building additions that further increase their vulnerability to natural hazards. Our project assessed the vulnerability created by replacement housing expansions in two coastal villages and identified ways to mitigate the vulnerabilities through disaster resilient construction and education. Recommendations were made to reduce current vulnerabilities and improve future relief efforts.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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