1. Introduction / Yasemin Aysan and Ian Davis 2. Conference on 'disasters and small dwelling' : opening speech / Michel F. Lechat 3. Disasters and the small dwelling : process, realism and knowledge : towards an agenda for the IDNDR / Ian Davis and Yasemin Aysan 4. Review of twelve years' experience of disasters and small dwellings / Fred Cuny 5. The global vulnerability / Gustavo Wilches-Chaux 6. Materials and construction techniques for disaster protection / Robin Spence 7. Disaster prevention and mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean : notes on the decade of the 1990s / Stephen Bender 8. Problems in post-disaster resettlement : cross cultural perspectives / Anthony Oliver-Smith 9. The socio-cultural and behavioural context of disasters and small dwellings / Russell R. Dynes 10. A view of the role of NGOs in natural disaster work / Reinhard Skinner 11. Cross cultural disaster planning : the Alice Springs flood / John Handmer 12. Disasters and housing policy for rural Bangladesh / David Oakley 13. Choice of technique : housing provision by NGOs the 1988 floods in Bangladesh / John Borton and Tony Beck. [et al.] 14. Floods in Bangladesh : vulnerability and mitigation related to human settlement / Hugh Brammer 15. Earthquake reconstruction for future protection / Andrew Coburn and Ignacio Armillas 16. Hazards mitigation and housing recovery : Watsonville and San Francisco one year later / Mary C. Comerio 17. The reconstruction of Kalamata City after the 1986 earthquake : some issues on the process of temporary housing / Miranda Dandoulaki 18. Diasaster aid : equity first / Eric Dudley 19. Introducing disaster mitigation in a political vacuum : the experiences of the reconstruction plan following the Alto Mayo earthquake, Peru, 1990 / Andrew Maskrey 20. Wind effects on the Tongan 'hurricane house' / Greg Reardon 21. Disaster resistant construction for small dwellings in Solomon Islands / Charles Boyle 22. Occupant behaviour in earthquakes / Mansour Rahimi 23. Rebuilding of Fao City, Iraq : a case of central government post-war reconstruction / Sultan Barakat 24. La Zurza : a unique experience in the integral urban development of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / David Scott Luther 25. Housing in El Salvador : a case study / Debora Vasquez Velasquez 26. Mitigation program selection and evaluation : assessing effectiveness / Patricia A. Bolton 27. Assessment of the Iranian earthquake, 20 June 1990 : a field report / Patrick Stanton. [et al.].