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A Comparative Analysis of Habitability Aspects of Temporary Shelters for Disaster Victims between South Korea and the U.S.

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2018, 14(10), pp.41-56
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2018.14.10.41
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : September 17, 2018
  • Accepted : October 29, 2018
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Yu Ra Choi 1 MIKYUNG KIM 1 SeonMi Choi 2

1충북대학교
2Univ. of Central Oklahoma

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine habitability aspects of temporary shelters provided for disaster victims between South Korea and the U.S. by analyzing the mass media content. First, Korea's temporary shelters(earthquake) are designated as facilities with weak seismic design, it had led to problems with safety, convenience, and comfort, so should be developed guidelines considering criteria and habitability of facility designation. Second, since catastrophic disasters often occurred in the U.S., evacuees had to stay in mega-shelters and went through the trouble due to the invasion of privacy and the lack of safety, but additional options, such as trailers and manufactured homes, were available for providing disaster victims with a safe, comfortable environment. Third, the unsanitary and unhealthy condition was considered as a common major problem of temporary shelters in both countries, which needs to be carefully addressed in the space planning.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.