Recovering cultural built heritage after natural disasters

Jamie MacKee, Hedda Haugen Askland, Louise Askew
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, June 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ijdrbe-09-2012-0032

Cultural heritage resilience, adaptive capacity and disatsers

What is it about?

This paper proposes that the concept of resilience and the associated concept of adaptive capacity can be used as a means of planning for the greater protection of cultural heritage before and after a disaster.

Why is it important?

This article is significant because it negins to make the link between resilience, adaptive capacity and he need to look at the protection of cultural built heriateg in the wake of disasters. This is crucial because once lost or destroyed it is gone for ever and cannot be rebuilt or returned.


Dr Jamie MacKee (Author)
University of Newcastle

This is a simple paper and olny really the beginning of our work while is does highlight the important need it is very muc ha conceptual paper and the real work begins in operationalising this concept.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Hedda Haugen Askland and Dr Jamie MacKee