Communities that are relocated as a result of development projects can experience severe impacts and pressure to recover and reconstruct their livelihoods and built environment. There is an opportunity to better understand the processes that households and communities use after being resettled to settle into their new place in an urban context. This research uses qualitative methods to examine the the individual and collective coping strategies people have developed to find or maintain jobs, contribute to their new built environment and physical infrastructure and create a new sense of community. Yangon, Myanmar, will be used as a fieldwork site to closely examine a case study of people involuntarily relocated in the post-1988 resettlement program.

Funding: APA (Australian Postgraduate Award)
Advisors: Dr Sonia RoitmanDr Karen McNamara


Project members

Gillian Cornish


PhD candidate