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Rebuilding after disasters [electronic resource] : from emergency to sustainability / edited by Gonzalo Lizarralde, Cassidy Johnson, and Colin Davidson; preface by Hernando de Soto.

Publication:
London ; New York : Spon Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
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Subjects:
Emergency housing.
Emergency management.
Disaster victims -- Care.
Humanitarian assistance.
Sustainable development.
Building -- Superintendence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 c
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Rebuilding after disasters: From emergency to sustainability; 2 Post-disaster low-cost housing solutions: Learning from the poor; 3 Appropriate technology for post-disaster reconstruction; 4 Planning for temporary housing; 5 Multi-actor arrangements and project management; 6 Stakeholder participation in post-disaster reconstruction programmes - New Orleans' Lakeview: A case study; 7 Surviving the second tsunami: Land rights in the face of buffer zones, land grabs and development
8 Who governs reconstruction? Changes and continuity in policies, practices and outcomes9 The politics of participation: Involving communities in post-disaster reconstruction; 10 User requirements and responsible reconstruction; 11 Space and place after natural disasters and forced displacement; 12 The importance of institutional and community resilience in post-disaster reconstruction; 13 From complexity to strategic planning for sustainable reconstruction; References; Editors and contributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lizarralde, Gonzalo, 1974-
Johnson, Cassidy, 1975-
Davidson, Colin H.
Soto, Hernando de, 1941-
ISBN:
1-134-02846-6
1-282-25725-0
9786612257254
0-203-89257-7
OCLC:
444510518