After Disasters

After Disasters Author Viet Dinh
ISBN-10 168324639X
Release 2018
Pages 500
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"In the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India four rescue workers fight to impose order on an increasingly chaotic city. As looting and threats of violence become more severe, the men realize the first lives they save might be their own"--

Rebuilding After Disasters

Rebuilding After Disasters Author Gonzalo Lizarralde
ISBN-10 9781134028450
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 296
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Disasters are not natural. Natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. become disasters because of the fragile relations that exist between the natural, human and built environments. Sadly, major disasters will always occur in towns and cities in the developing world where resources are limited, people are vulnerable and needs are particularly great. The prevailing state of emergency challenges thoughtful and sustainable planning and construction. Yet it is possible, in theory and in practice, to construct them in a way that provides a sustainable environment and improved conditions for current and future generations. Rebuilding After Disasters emphasizes the role of the built environment in the re-establishment of lives and sustainable livelihoods after disasters. Expert contributors explain the principal challenges facing professionals and practitioners in the building industry. This book will be of great value to decision makers, students and researchers in the fields of architecture, social sciences, engineering, planning, geography, and disaster recovery.

After Disaster

After Disaster Author Thomas A. Birkland
ISBN-10 0878406530
Release 1997
Pages 178
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Examines how disasters like earthquakes, oil spills, and nuclear power plant accidents can act as focusing events "which cause both citizens and policymakers to pay more attention to a public problem and often to press for solutions ... Explains how and why some public disasters change political agendas and, ultimately, public policies."--Page 4 of cover.

After Great Disasters

After Great Disasters Author Laurie A. Johnson
ISBN-10 1558443312
Release 2017
Pages 380
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Great natural disasters are rare, but their aftermath can change the fortunes of a city or region forever. This book and its companion Policy Focus Report identify lessons from different parts of the world to help communities and government leaders better organize for recovery after future disasters. The authors consider the processes and outcomes of community recovery and reconstruction following major disasters in six countries: China, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. Post-disaster reconstruction offers opportunities to improve construction and design standards, renew infrastructure, create new land use arrangements, reinvent economies, and improve governance. If done well, reconstruction can help break the cycle of disaster-related impacts and losses, and improve the resilience of a city or region.

Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster

Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster Author Eugenie L. Birch
ISBN-10 9780812204483
Release 2013-01-09
Pages 416
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Disasters—natural ones, such as hurricanes, floods, or earthquakes, and unnatural ones such as terrorist attacks—are part of the American experience in the twenty-first century. The challenges of preparing for these events, withstanding their impact, and rebuilding communities afterward require strategic responses from different levels of government in partnership with the private sector and in accordance with the public will. Disasters have a disproportionate effect on urban places. Dense by definition, cities and their environs suffer great damage to their complex, interdependent social, environmental, and economic systems. Social and medical services collapse. Long-standing problems in educational access and quality become especially acute. Local economies cease to function. Cultural resources disappear. The plight of New Orleans and several smaller Gulf Coast cities exemplifies this phenomenon. This volume examines the rebuilding of cities and their environs after a disaster and focuses on four major issues: making cities less vulnerable to disaster, reestablishing economic viability, responding to the permanent needs of the displaced, and recreating a sense of place. Success in these areas requires that priorities be set cooperatively, and this goal poses significant challenges for rebuilding efforts in a democratic, market-based society. Who sets priorities and how? Can participatory decision-making be organized under conditions requiring focused, strategic choices? How do issues of race and class intersect with these priorities? Should the purpose of rebuilding be restoration or reformation? Contributors address these and other questions related to environmental conditions, economic imperatives, social welfare concerns, and issues of planning and design in light of the lessons to be drawn from Hurricane Katrina.

Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

Healthy  Resilient  and Sustainable Communities After Disasters Author Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Communities' Public, Health, Medical, and Social Services
ISBN-10 0309316197
Release 2015-06-24
Pages 504
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In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to help communities recover. National rhetoric often characterizes these efforts as a "return to normal." But for many American communities, pre-disaster conditions are far from optimal. Large segments of the U.S. population suffer from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems. A return to pre-event conditions in such cases may be short-sighted given the high costs - both economic and social - of poor health. Instead, it is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges. "Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters" identifies and recommends recovery practices and novel programs most likely to impact overall community public health and contribute to resiliency for future incidents. This book makes the case that disaster recovery should be guided by a healthy community vision, where health considerations are integrated into all aspects of recovery planning before and after a disaster, and funding streams are leveraged in a coordinated manner and applied to health improvement priorities in order to meet human recovery needs and create healthy built and natural environments. The conceptual framework presented in "Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters" lays the groundwork to achieve this goal and provides operational guidance for multiple sectors involved in community planning and disaster recovery. "Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters" calls for actions at multiple levels to facilitate recovery strategies that optimize community health. With a shared healthy community vision, strategic planning that prioritizes health, and coordinated implementation, disaster recovery can result in a communities that are healthier, more livable places for current and future generations to grow and thrive - communities that are better prepared for future adversities.

Urban Planning After Disasters

Urban Planning After Disasters Author Robert B. Olshansky
ISBN-10 1138776556
Release 2016-11-01
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This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities, the policies designed to facilitate successful reconstruction, the processes of planning, the processes of reconstruction, and the outcomes of all of the above. They draw from publications describing reconstruction cases all over the world, for which there is a rapidly growing literature. They emphasize governance, management, and planning for reconstruction, and also include some papers that describe and evaluate reconstruction outcomes. The selections emphasize physical reconstruction, but also include key readings on the economic recovery of cities after disasters.The set is introduced in a comprehensive editorial piece by the editor which locates the articles in context and explores the issues and topics at hand.

Animals Helping After Disasters

Animals Helping After Disasters Author Jennifer Zeiger
ISBN-10 0531212572
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 48
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"Learn how animals can be trained to help people after disasters."--

Shelter After Disaster

Shelter After Disaster Author Ian Davis
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000155173K
Release 1978
Pages 127
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Shelter After Disaster has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shelter After Disaster also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shelter After Disaster book for free.

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan Author Jeff Kingston
ISBN-10 9781136343476
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 328
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The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced meltdowns in three reactors. These tragic catastrophes claimed some 20,000 lives, initially displacing some 500,000 people and overwhelming Japan's formidable disaster preparedness. This book brings together the analysis and insights of a group of distinguished experts on Japan to examine what happened, how various institutions and actors responded and what lessons can be drawn from Japan’s disaster. The contributors, many of whom experienced the disaster first hand, assess the wide-ranging repercussions of this catastrophe and how it is already reshaping Japanese culture, politics, energy policy, and urban planning.

Recovering from Un Natural Disasters

Recovering from Un Natural Disasters Author Laurie Kraus
ISBN-10 9781611647907
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 184
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Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters is a must-read handbook for pastors and church leaders of communities who could or perhaps already have experienced an un-natural disaster, such as gun violence, suicides, or sexual abuse. Unlike natural disasters, un-natural disasters deal with the concept of sin and require a different recovery strategy. In this book, readers will explore the four phases of human-caused disaster — Devastation and Heroism, Disillusionment, Reforming, and Wisdom — and receive step-by-step suggestions to use with their faith community during the recovery process. Example worship resources, including prayers, music suggestions, and sermons that are appropriate to use during periods of trauma and recovery, are included.

Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters

Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters Author Ilana Singer
ISBN-10 1882883438
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 183
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Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters book for free.

Disaster and After

Disaster and After Author Tim Newburn
ISBN-10 1853021709
Release 1993
Pages 207
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The high media profile given to the large-scale disasters of recent years has not only shown in close-up the devastation caused, but has heightened public awareness of the emotional impact on those involved. Presenting the results of the only major research project to examine the response of the social services and other care organisations to a major disaster, Disaster and After provides a comprehensive account of the role of social workers and carers in disaster work, and the future implications for the social services. Over the last ten years, social work organisations have developed a response that goes beyond acknowledging that the immediate victims need help. The author shows how the emphasis is now on a proactive system that does not wait for people to ask for help, but is responsible for offering help. As experience has grown, standard elements that are recognised as being effective have been built-in, such as the helpline, which acts as a vital first point of contact between those seeking help and those offering information, advice and counselling. The long-term demand on carers and social workers has inevitably increased, and planning of these services has been greatly influenced by recent research which has consistently focused on the impact of a tragedy on those groups who are often perceived to be further away from the disaster. Disaster and After examines the growing recognition that it is essential to provide counselling and support for the staff who are themselves providing care for victims. Concentrating on the response to the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, the author describes the ways in which services were provided, evaluates from the user's perspective the effectiveness of services provided, and considers the experience of providing a service in the aftermath of disaster, focusing on the impact on workers and the implications for training and education. Disaster and After identifies the potential for applying the lessons learnt in providing post-disaster services to the issues of stress and staff care in mainstream social work.

A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell Author Rebecca Solnit
ISBN-10 1101459018
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 368
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A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.

Following Disasters

Following Disasters Author Nancy McCabe
ISBN-10 1944853030
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 248
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On her twenty-first birthday, Maggie Owen receives an unusual birthday gift: a house. That same day, the house s owner, her aunt, dies. For three years, Maggie has been fleeing her childhood demons: the deaths of her parents, estrangement from her terminally-ill aunt, and a betrayal by her best friend. But now her career on the road, following natural disasters in temporary insurance claims offices, ends abruptly as Maggie returns home to face her past. But why does the house hold a mysterious spell over her? Why does she have the persistent feeling that her aunt is haunting her? Why did her aunt lie to her about the circumstances of her parents deaths? Who is the ghost child that may be hanging around the house? And what s with the guy next door who seems so hostile toward her? FOLLOWING DISASTERS is tightly woven ghost story that raises questions about legacies and their influence on our choices,"

The Disaster Profiteers

The Disaster Profiteers Author John C. Mutter
ISBN-10 9781466879416
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 288
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Natural disasters don't matter for the reasons we think they do. They generally don't kill a huge number of people. Most years more people kill themselves than are killed by Nature's tantrums. And using standard measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) it is difficult to show that disasters significantly interrupt the economy. It's what happens after the disasters that really matters-when the media has lost interest and the last volunteer has handed out a final blanket, and people are left to repair their lives. What happens is a stark expression of how unjustly unequal our world has become. The elite make out well-whether they belong to an open market capitalist democracy or a closed authoritarian socialist state. In Myanmar-a country ruled by a xenophobic military junta-the generals and their cronies declared areas where rice farms were destroyed by Cyclone Nargis as blighted and simply took the land. In New Orleans the city was re-shaped and gentrified post Katrina, making it almost impossible for many of its poorest, mostly black citizens to return. In The Disaster Profiteers, John Mutter argues that when no one is looking, disasters become a means by which the elite prosper at the expense of the poor. As the specter of increasingly frequent and destructive natural disasters looms in our future, this book will ignite an essential conversation about what we can do now to create a safer, more just world for us all.

Building Resilience

Building Resilience Author Daniel P. Aldrich
ISBN-10 9780226012896
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 248
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Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren’t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich shows, lies in the depth of communities’ social capital. Building Resilience highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community to withstand disaster and rebuild both the infrastructure and the ties that are at the foundation of any community. Aldrich examines the post-disaster responses of four distinct communities—Tokyo following the 1923 earthquake, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, Tamil Nadu after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and New Orleans post-Katrina—and finds that those with robust social networks were better able to coordinate recovery. In addition to quickly disseminating information and financial and physical assistance, communities with an abundance of social capital were able to minimize the migration of people and valuable resources out of the area. With governments increasingly overstretched and natural disasters likely to increase in frequency and intensity, a thorough understanding of what contributes to efficient reconstruction is more important than ever. Building Resilience underscores a critical component of an effective response.