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Disaster Recovery Practices and Resilience Building in Greece

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Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, 383 34 Volos, Greece
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Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, 176 71 Athens, Greece
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Received: 16 December 2020 / Revised: 16 February 2021 / Accepted: 2 March 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021
This paper aims to elaborate on the notion of resilience by analysing the historical long-term impact of recovery processes that follow catastrophic events. In this respect, the approach reveals the importance of two major dimensions of disaster recovery practices: the establishment of an effective resilience milieu in conjunction with the generation of safety knowledge. The analysis focuses on two island case studies in Greece that experienced devastating earthquakes in the 1950s: Cephalonia (Ionian Sea) and Santorini (South Aegean Sea). Both insular cases underwent a comprehensive and (in many respects) innovative reconstruction process that set the scene for establishing a ‘resilience milieu’ and, in a dialectical manner, a ‘safety culture’, which for many years has been embedded in local development trajectories and influenced spatial growth dynamics. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilience building; safety culture; disaster recovery; reconstruction; risk perception resilience building; safety culture; disaster recovery; reconstruction; risk perception
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Coccossis, H.; Delladetsimas, P.-M.; Katsigianni, X. Disaster Recovery Practices and Resilience Building in Greece. Urban Sci. 2021, 5, 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010028

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Coccossis H, Delladetsimas P-M, Katsigianni X. Disaster Recovery Practices and Resilience Building in Greece. Urban Science. 2021; 5(1):28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010028

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Coccossis, Harry, Pavlos-Marinos Delladetsimas, and Xenia Katsigianni. 2021. "Disaster Recovery Practices and Resilience Building in Greece" Urban Science 5, no. 1: 28. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/urbansci5010028

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