Rebuilding Low-Heritage Villages After Disasters

Publication | July 2009

Because the villages had different heritage values, the Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Sector Project employed distinct approaches to reconstruction.

Highlights

  • Reconstruction and rehabilitation of homes damaged by the 2004 and 2005 earthquakes was a prominent feature of the Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Sector Project in Indonesia.
  • A different approach was adopted on Nias Island for villages having high- and low-heritage values.
  • In low-heritage villages, residents were offered the option of building conventional or low-cost "Malay" housing units.