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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Politics in spatial planning in Aceh recovery post-tsunami 2004

Politics in spatial planning in Aceh recovery post-tsunami 2004

(p.77) Chapter A2a Politics in spatial planning in Aceh recovery post-tsunami 2004
Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters

Togu Santoso Pardede

Gita Chandrika Munandar

Policy Press

After being hit by a tsunami in 2004, the socio-political situation in Aceh became more complicated, since this region had been ravaged by conflict for 32 years. Given the socio-political background, the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) tends to avoid conflict with the society. Although initially the Government of Indonesia had formulated a master plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction in Aceh, the BRR ultimately decided to use the village plan - a community-based spatial plan at village level - as a basis to rebuild settlements that were destroyed by the tsunami - Village plans were being implemented throughout the entire affected areas. The authors argue that despite the participation of the community, mitigation efforts after the disaster in Aceh have not met the target to build a resilient community. Politicization affected the implementation of the spatial plan.

Keywords:   reconstruction in Aceh, spatial plan, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency, Aceh tsunami

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