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Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice by Alessandra Jerolleman
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Spontaneous Venturing by Dean A. Shepherd; Trenton A. Williams
Publication Date: 2018-11-09
Disaster Prevention Policies by Julien Rebotier; Patrick PigeonThis book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions that will help readers understand and reconsider its existence. The authors also discuss conditionings behind this paradox, helping readers understand the existing solutions, also suggesting how to reduce the limitations of DRR policies. Offers a fresh perspective on the assessments currently available on disaster and DRR policies Provides insight based on examples of DRR policies taken from Latin American, Asian, and European cases Focuses on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations
Publication Date: 2016-10-12
Disaster Relief Aid by Bimal Kanti Paul
Publication Date: 2018-05-24
Facing Catastrophe by Robert R. M. VerchickAs Hurricane Katrina vividly revealed, disaster policy in the United States is broken and needs reform. What can we learn from past disastersâe"storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and wildfiresâe"about preparing for and responding to future catastrophes? How can these lessons be applied in a future threatened by climate change? In this bold contribution to environmental law, Robert Verchick argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go Green, Be Fair, and Keep Safe. âeoeGoing greenâe#157; means minimizing exposure to hazards by preserving natural buffers and integrating those buffers into artificial systems like levees or seawalls. âeoeBeing fairâe#157; means looking after public health, safety, and the environment without increasing personal and social vulnerabilities. âeoeKeeping safeâe#157; means a more cautionary approach when confronting disaster risks. Verchick argues that government must assume a stronger regulatory role in managing natural infrastructure, distributional fairness, and public risk. He proposes changes to the federal statutes governing environmental impact assessments, wetlands development, air emissions, and flood control, among others. Making a strong case for more transparent governmental decision-making, Verchick offers a new vision of disaster law for the next generation.
Publication Date: 2010-06-15
Renew Orleans? by Aaron Schneider
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Recovery from Disaster by Ian Davis; David Alexander
Publication Date: 2015-09-10
Social Computing in Homeland Security by Amy Wenxuan DingThe sequence of major events that occurred after entering the twenty-first century have all pointed to an effective emergency response as one of the most complex challenges many countries now face. ""Social Computing in Homeland Security: Disaster Promulgation and Response"" presents a theoretical framework addressing how to enhance national response capabilities and ready the public in the presence of human-made or natural disasters. A practical reference for those involved in disaster response and management, this book explores fascinating topics including designing effective threat warning advisories, quantifying public reactions to and confidence in warning advisories, and assessing how anxiety and fear translate into impacts on effective response and social productivity.
Publication Date: 2009-03-31
Urban Resilience: Planning for Risk, Crisis and Uncertainty by Jon Coaffee; Peter LeeAs the cities of the world increasingly come under threat from crisis and disaster, planners are searching for ways to build resilience into the foundations of modern urban centres. This important book provides a comprehensive account of the theory and practice of urban resilience in response to a range of disruptions, including terrorism, climate change and economic crises. It examines how the concepts and principles of resilience exert increasing significant influence over the form and function of planning. Discussing a 'politics of resilience' in which fundamental questions of social and spatial justice are posed, this book examines how urban planners are increasingly tasked with the responsibility of safeguarding the future of urbanised centres and those that live in them. Drawing on international examples and detailed case-studies, this book provides a nuanced account of the uses, and misuses, of resilience and points a way forward for planning activity, from an approach that is too often narrowly technical in focus towards an integrated and adaptable model for coping with risk, crisis and uncertainty. It will make essential reading for students of urban planning and researchers alike.