Chapter 5. Recovering from Earthquakes

  1. Dr Andrew Coburn MA, DipArch, PhD1,2 and
  2. Dr Robin Spence MA, MSc, PhD Reader in Architectural Engineering and Fellow of Magdalene College Director3,4

Published Online: 17 MAR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470855185.ch5

Earthquake Protection, Second Edition

Earthquake Protection, Second Edition

How to Cite

Coburn, A. and Spence, R. (2002) Recovering from Earthquakes, in Earthquake Protection, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470855185.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Risk Management Solutions Inc., USA

  2. 2

    Associate of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

  3. 3

    University of Cambridge, UK

  4. 4

    Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 SEP 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471496144

Online ISBN: 9780470855188



  • earthquake recovery;
  • physical reconstruction;
  • building repair cost;
  • coordinated revitalisation programme;
  • tourism and leisure;
  • economic development zones (EDZs);
  • emergency building code;
  • housing procurement;
  • reconstruction-into-protection process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Opportunities and Challenges

  • Sectoral Recovery Plan

  • Repairing Economic Damage

  • Physical Reconstruction

  • Housing and Shelter Policy

  • Reconstruction and the Construction Industry

  • Turning Reconstruction into Future Protection

  • Further Reading