Scale informs all of our decisions in planning our new urbanism. The village as a community - lego'd up to the scale of a small town - evolved to a neighborhood of a city. The difficulty of sharing vision becomes one of the primary impediments to sustainability.
Our home, our village, we shall rebuild it
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In September this year I visited a number of communities in Yogyakarta, in Java, Indonesia, who were rebuilding their lives and homes after experiencing a series of natural disasters. The reconstruction process which I saw is perhaps in example of post-disaster community participation at their best.
For progress on reconstruction and rehabilitation after the natural disasters in Java, please visit this link: Building on Success: JRF Effectively Respond to Multiple Disasters in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Do you have experiences on community participation during post-disaster rehabilitation? If you do, we’d love to hear about it.