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Structural strengthening of settlements in the coastal areas of Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Rahman, Tahmina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-11T03:52:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-11T03:52:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.identifier.other ID 07268010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/1390
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Disaster Management, 2008.
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of Dissertation.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 114 - 119).
dc.description.abstract The coastal areas of Bangladesh are prone to cyclone disasters for the geographical,economic and environmental background. It is recognized that Bangladesh will be adversely affected by climate change effects with more frequent and intensified cyclones. The loss and damages occurred from such disasters are hard to overcome for a developing country like this. Considering the context mitigation cannot be practical solution,but adaptation may be the feasible option to deal with future disasters. Strengthening the coastal settlements physically to reduce vulnerability can be a means of adaptation solution.This may be achieved by building/repairing dwelling houses with integration of local good practices and implemented engineered techniques, and available sustainable materials; so the damages of assets and physical environment can be reduced.Improving community facilities like road network,community based cyclone shelters, strong schools and hospitals etc, strong houses to act as community refuge can upgrade the quality of the built environment focusing on disaster risk reduction.This approach may be carried with the physical developments of the locality,rather than in the reconstruction phase after every disaster; so the resilience of communities is increased and risks are reduced. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Tahmina Rahman
dc.format.extent 134 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.rights BRAC University dissertation are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Disaster management
dc.subject Natural hazard
dc.subject Resilient house
dc.subject Coastal area
dc.title Structural strengthening of settlements in the coastal areas of Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture, BRAC University
dc.description.degree M. Disaster Management


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