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The framework identifies four stages of capacity development; namely, analysis, creation, utilisation and retention. These stages are identified against the aforementioned stakeholder groups that are involved in post-disaster reconstruction in the built environment. The capacity development framework BLBK375-c02 May 12, 2011 28 20:18 Trim: 244mm X 172mm Char Count= Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment: Rebuilding for Resilience brings several advantages by integrating a stakeholder perspective to capacity development and by fragmenting the process of capacity development for post-disaster reconstruction in the built environment into smaller elements whilst emphasising the relationships among those elements.

2005) Disaster Management and Critical Issues on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines. International Workshop on Emergency Response and Rescue, 31 October–1 November 2005, Taipei, Taiwan. El-Masri, S. and Tipple, G. (2002) Natural disaster, mitigation and sustainability: the case of developing countries. International Planning Studies, 7, 157–175. Garlick, S. (1999) Capacity Building in Regional Western Australia: A Regional Development Policy for Western Australia: A Technical Paper. Perth: The Department of Trade and Commerce, Government of Western Australia.

Swiss Reinsurance Company (2010) Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes in 2009. Zurich: Sigma. Wildavsky, A. (1988) Searching for Safety. New Brunswick, CT: Transaction Books. 1 Introduction ‘The built environment is the aggregate of human-constructed “physical plant”, with its myriad of elements and systems. It includes the buildings where we live, work, learn, and play; the lifelines that connect and service them; and the community and region that they are a part of. It is the roads, utility lines and the communication systems we use to travel, receive water and electricity or send information from one place to another.

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