Planning for social outcomes

dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationJohn Hopkins Universityen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPotangaroa, Regan
dc.contributor.authorMair, Julie Samia
dc.description.abstractThere is usually no purposeful connection between the physical planning of refugee camps and the social outcomes for those living in these camps with each being treated separately by independent groups or more often the case by different organizations. And while there will be some exchange of information, such as the siting of a community office, the two disciplines remain separate and separated. However, recent work by Mair et al. (Mair and Mair, 2003) suggests that there are potentially more links and connections than presently realized and certainly beyond the simple planning suggested above. This paper presents the results of a field trial of an Opportunity Matrix for Sexual Violence Against Women and Children in Refugee Camps developed by Dugan (now Mair) et al. and applied for the first time in Ardamata Camp in El Geneinna, (the provincial capital of West Darfur) in June/July 2004. Although this was not a refugee situation but rather an internally displaced person (IDP) situation, the Opportunity Matrix (OM) can be applied in IDP situations as well. The results from this field trial (albeit small) support Mair’s position that the physical and administrative environment can affect social outcomes. Whereas further field trials are necessary, the results show that planners need to better understand this linkage so as to bring about more effective planning changes for better social outcomes.en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPotangaroa, R. & Mair, J. (2010, September). Planning for social outcomes. Paper presented at the 2010 Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Paris.
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.rights.holderRegan Potangaroa and Julie Mairen_NZ
dc.subjectrefugee campsen_NZ
dc.subjectphysical planningen_NZ
dc.subjectopportunity matrixen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.titlePlanning for social outcomesen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyorsen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleConstruction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyorsen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
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