This report intends to establish a first approach for an urban recovery framework for post-conflict housing in Syria. This framework takes into account the country’s past experiences in housing delivery and construction as well as the dynamics of the housing market. It also considers the facts on the ground during the conflict, including the massive damages and destructions and the unprecedent flow of displacement and refugees. It tries to embed the housing reconstruction process in its physical, economic, financial, social, legal, administrative, governance and political-economy environment. Special focus is made on ethical concerns for human rights but also within a realistic outlook on financial considerations. The final objectives of this framework approach are to create a public debate, mainly amongst Syrians, and to focus research on the major issues involved and the dynamic interplay among these issues.
Title: Urban Recovery Framework for Post-Conflict Housing in Syria
Publisher: Cercle des Economistes Arabes
Author: Amir Aita
Date: September 01, 2020