Conflicts are a form of man-made disaster changing the economy of nations, influencing energy concerns, food, shelter
and demographic distributions. The breakdown of global systems has become a huge concern that needs working
mechanisms to develop resilient cities. The working mechanisms vary from one country to another, thus making the
process a complex reality. Resilience is a word that was derived from the Latin word “resalire” which means “to spring
back”. In this work, the housing environment was considered as a system constituting of several subsystems (Social,
Environmental, Political, Economic subsystems).It argues that for resilience to occur within the post-conflict housing environment
there is a need for an inclusive evaluation of users’ preferences and expectations. With a focus on the social
subsystem, it tried to determine the level of significance of gender, age, income and level of exposure on the perceived
social character of a post-conflict housing environment and the satisfaction derived thereof. The study showed the
importance of inclusivity as it influences perception and satisfaction. Using regression analysis, the study revealed that
Perception and satisfaction within a post-conflict housing environment were influenced by age (73%), gender (74%),
income and level of exposure (54%).
Keywords: Housing Resilience, Complex System, Subsystems, Perception, Satisfaction
An Abstract to read the whole article login.......