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Recovery from disaster

Author: Ian Davis; David Alexander
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Routledge studies in hazards, disaster risk, and climate change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disasters can dominate newspaper headlines and fill our TV screens with relief appeals, but the complex long-term challenge of recovery--providing shelter, rebuilding safe dwellings, restoring livelihoods and shattered lives--generally fails to attract the attention of the public and most agencies. On average 650 disasters occur each year. They affect more than 200 million people and cause $166 trillion of damage.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Davis; David Alexander
ISBN: 9780415611688 0415611687 9780415611770 0415611776
OCLC Number: 796752380
Description: xxxii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The dynamics of recovery: two examples --
The context of recovery --
Models of recovery: development and phases --
Models of recovery: safety and organization --
Recovering from what? The impact of disaster --
Some key elements of recovery --
Dilemmas in recovery management --
Lessons relating to sheltering and housing --
Sheltering and housing options --
Resilient recovery: what is resilience, and what is resilient recovery? --
What makes recovery from disaster successful? A survey of expert opinion --
Thinking hats --
Emerging principles of recovery.
Series Title: Routledge studies in hazards, disaster risk, and climate change.
Responsibility: Ian Davis and David Alexander.

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Disasters can dominate newspaper headlines and fill our TV screens with relief appeals, but the complex long-term challenge of recovery--providing shelter, rebuilding safe dwellings, restoring livelihoods and shattered lives--generally fails to attract the attention of the public and most agencies. On average 650 disasters occur each year. They affect more than 200 million people and cause $166 trillion of damage. Climate change, population growth and urbanisation are likely to intensify further the impact of natural disasters and add to reconstruction needs. Recovery from Disaster explores the field and provides a concise, comprehensive source of knowledge for academics, planners, architects, engineers, construction managers, relief and development officials and reconstruction planners involved with all sectors of recovery, including shelter and rebuilding. With almost 80 years of first-hand experience of disaster recovery between them, Ian Davis (an architect) and David Alexander (a geographer) draw substantially from first-hand experiences in a variety of recovery situations in China, Haiti, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines and the USA. -- Provided by publisher.

The volume is further enriched by two important and unique features: 21 models of disaster recovery are presented, seven of which were specifically developed for the book. The second feature is a survey of expert opinion about the nature of effective disaster recovery--the first of its kind. More than 50 responses are provided in full, along with an analysis that integrates them with the theories that underpin them. By providing a framework and models for future study and applications, Davis and Alexander seek both to advance the field and to provide a much-needed reference work for decision makers. With a broad perspective derived from the authors' roles held as university professors, researchers, trainers, consultants, NGO directors and advisors to governments and UN agencies, this comprehensive guide will be invaluable for practitioners and students of disaster management. -- Provided by publisher.

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"Those involved in recovery after disaster are often too busy to document lessons learned and hardly ever able to return later to assess the long-term impact of their projects. To see Ian and David Read more...

 
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