4-dimensional design: a design strategy for efficient shelter and sustainable housing after conflict-based and natural disasters

Caroline Henrotay, Wim Debacker, Marijke Mollaert, Willy De Wilde, Hendrik Hendrickx

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Abstract

Catastrophes like wars and natural disasters have occurred over ages. However, the last decade the amount of emergency situations has increased in a frightening way. Unsustainable human behaviour causing environmental changes and social conflicts undoubtedly contributes to this increase. A global approach for shelter intervention may contribute to efficient relief while supporting a transition from aid to development and helping to prevent future catastrophes. In this paper one investigates how the 4-dimensional design strategy developed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (department of Arch & MeMC) can be implemented to reach this goal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of natural resources, sustainable development and ecological hazards
PublisherWITpress
Pages341-350
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-048-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

C.A. Brebbia, M.E. Conti, E.Tiezzi

Keywords

  • design strategy

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