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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1569; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051569

Risks of Developing Concentrated Rural Settlement after the Wenchuan Earthquake in China

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School of Public Administration, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China
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School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Department of Engineering Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Department of Engineering Management and Real Estate, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Received: 9 April 2018 / Revised: 8 May 2018 / Accepted: 9 May 2018 / Published: 15 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Disasters, Crisis, Hazards, Emergencies and Sustainable Development)
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Concentrated rural settlement (CRS) reconstruction was promoted as a sustainable rural reconstruction way after the Wenchuan earthquake in China. Despite the various benefits of CRS, haphazard CRS reconstruction presents risks to future sustainable development. However, such risks have been rarely investigated. Thus, this study examines the risk factors with eight CRS reconstruction cases after the Wenchuan earthquake. The existence and interactions of economic, social, environmental, and disaster relief risks are observed after reconstruction. A conceptual model is proposed for systematically interpreting the risks. Results obtained can help the local government judiciously consider the risk factors in order to achieve sustainable development when initiating rapid reconstruction. View Full-Text
Keywords: concentrated rural settlement (CRS); Wenchuan earthquake; post-disaster reconstruction; risk; conceptual model; sustainable development concentrated rural settlement (CRS); Wenchuan earthquake; post-disaster reconstruction; risk; conceptual model; sustainable development
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Peng, Y.; Li, X.; Huang, L.; Jiang, S.; Xu, Y.; Lai, Y. Risks of Developing Concentrated Rural Settlement after the Wenchuan Earthquake in China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1569.

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