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After Disasters

Author : Viet Dinh
ISBN : 168324639X
Genre : Fiction
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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

Author : Gonzalo Lizarralde
ISBN : 9781134028450
Genre : Medical
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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

Author : Thomas A. Birkland
ISBN : 0878406530
Genre : Nature
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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

Author : Laurie A. Johnson
ISBN : 1558443312
Genre : Crisis management
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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

Author : Eugenie L. Birch
ISBN : 9780812204483
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Animals Helping After Disasters

Author : Jennifer Zeiger
ISBN : 0531212572
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Learn how animals can be trained to help people after disasters."--

Shelter After Disaster

Author : Ian Davis
ISBN : MINN:31951000155173K
Genre : Disaster relief
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Natural Disaster And Nuclear Crisis In Japan

Author : Jeff Kingston
ISBN : 9781136343476
Genre : Political Science
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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.

Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters

Author : Ilana Singer
ISBN : 1882883438
Genre : Nature
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Disaster And After

Author : Tim Newburn
ISBN : 1853021709
Genre : Social Science
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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.

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