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Creating Katrina Rebuilding Resilience

Creating Katrina  Rebuilding Resilience Book
Author : Michael J. Zakour,Nancy Mock,Paul Kadetz
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 0128095628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency presents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The book integrates the understanding of vulnerability and resiliency by examining the relationships among these two concepts and theories. The disaster knowledge of diverse disciplines and professions is brought together in this book, with authors from social work, public health, community organizing, sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, anthropology, geography and the study of religion. The editors offer both expert and an insider perspectives on Katrina because they have lived in New Orleans and experienced Katrina and the recovery. An improved understanding of the recovery and reconstruction phases of disaster is also presented, and these disaster stages have been the least examined in the disaster and emergency management literature. Integrates multiple disciplines to study the long-term recovery of the worst non-terrorist disaster in U.S. history Provides a local perspective, with at least one co-contributor for each chapter living in New Orleans Examines vulnerability and resilience theory and application

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice Book
Author : Alessandra Jerolleman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-01-25
ISBN : 3030047954
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There has been increased attention to the topics of disaster recovery and disaster resilience over the past several years, particularly as catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy have brought to light the increasing vulnerability of so many communities. This manuscript brings together existing research, along with policy analysis, in order to look at disaster recovery through the lens of justice. This includes understanding the mechanisms through which vulnerability is exacerbated, and the extent to which the regulations and agency cultures drive this outcome. While existing analyses have sought to understand the particular characteristics of both resilient and vulnerable communities, there have been few attempts to understand the systemic inequities and injustice that is built into United States disaster policies, programs, and legislation. This manuscript thus begins from the understanding that social and economic structures, including land use policies and historic practices such as redlining, have concentrated hazard risk into vulnerable zones whose inhabitants do not benefit from the very policies that create and increase their risk.

Rethinking Social Capital

Rethinking Social Capital Book
Author : Elisabeth Kapferer,Isabell Gstach,Andreas Koch
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-11-06
ISBN : 1527505154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Concepts of social capital play a well-established role in a number of academic disciplines and continue to grow in popularity in the discourses of the sciences, as well as those of civil society and social practice. As an element that is fundamental and constitutive of various forms of societal coexistence and wellbeing, social capital apparently generates positive effects. However, it also contributes to inequalities and unequal distribution of power, and is, consequently, a rather controversial subject. This collection of essays represents reflections and case studies from all over the world. They step out of well-known paths of discourse and discuss the phenomenon of social capital in manifold ways and from new perspectives. In addition to rethinking social capital theoretically and methodologically, the authors focus especially on issues and challenges of its practical application. The contributions come from researchers and practitioners of different backgrounds including sciences such as sociology, philosophy, social geography, economics, health studies, history, interpersonal communication studies and cultural studies, as well as social practice in development aid. The volume will appeal to a broad audience from diverse disciplines, both academic and practical.

Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air Book
Author : Eleonora Rohland
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2018-10-19
ISBN : 178533932X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River has been lashed by powerful Gulf storms. Time and again, these hurricanes have wrought immeasurable loss and devastation, spurring reinvention and ingenuity on the part of inhabitants. Changes in the Air offers a rich and thoroughly researched history of how hurricanes have shaped and reshaped New Orleans from the colonial era to the present day, focusing on how its residents have adapted to a uniquely unpredictable and destructive environment across more than three centuries.

Sustainability in the Twenty First Century

Sustainability in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Mohan Munasinghe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 1108404154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a rigorous analysis of sustainable development that includes practical, policy-relevant, global case studies, explained concisely and clearly.

The Quest

The Quest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Resilience Dividend

The Resilience Dividend Book
Author : Judith Rodin
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN : 1782831118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New York. Athens. Wenzhou. Boston. Oslo. Dhaka. New Orleans. Nairobi. In recent years, dozens of cities across the globe have been hit by large-scale catastrophes of every kind: natural disaster, geopolitical conflict, food shortages, disease and contagion, terrorist attacks. If you haven't been directly touched by one of these cataclysms yourself, in our interconnected world you are sure to have been affected in some way. They harm vulnerable individuals, destabilise communities and threaten organisations and even whole societies. We are at greater risk than ever from city-wide catastrophe, and as the severity and frequency of these disasters increase, we must become better at preparing for, responding to and recovering from them. Be it Haiti's dependence on humanitarian aid, the rebuilding effort after the Great Fire of Manhattan or the reason why more girls than boys drowned in Japan's 2011 tsunami, The Resilience Dividend combines vivid stories with practical insights (such as how to disaster-proof a building) and ground-breaking research to help build a radical future in which individuals, companies and entire societies face disaster by creating more dynamic, more resilient cities.

Tenth International Architecture Exhibition

Tenth International Architecture Exhibition Book
Author : Richard Burdett
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A definitive catalog of the tenth International Architecture Exhibition reflects its exploration of the rapidly changing structure of today's meta-cities, offering insight into how today's new variety of civilian agglomeration is extending beyond traditional boundaries, in a volume that focuses on such cities as New York, London, and Tokyo.

Urban Land

Urban Land Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inhabiting Neutral Ground

Inhabiting Neutral Ground Book
Author : Ceara Melin O'Leary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide Book
Author : Adenrele Awotona
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-10-14
ISBN : 1317080149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted matrix of natural and human-made disasters. It examines their bearing on the loss of human and productive capital; the conduct of national policies and the setting of national development priorities; and on the nature of international aid and bilateral assistance strategies and programs of donor countries. In order to ensure the efficacy and appropriateness of their support for disaster survivors, international agencies, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, scholars, non-governmental organizations, and members of the global emergency management community need to have insight into best practices and lessons learned from various disasters across national and cultural boundaries. The evidence obtained from the numerous case studies in this volume serves to build a worldwide community that is better informed about the cultural and traditional contexts of such disasters and better enabled to prepare for, respond to, and finally rebuild sustainable communities after disasters in different environments. The main themes of the case studies include: • the need for community planning and emergency management to unite in order to achieve the mutual aim of creating a sustainable disaster-resilient community, coupled with the necessity to enact and implement appropriate laws, policies, and development regulations for disaster risk reduction; • the need to develop a clear set of urban planning and urban design principles for improving the built environment’s capacities for disaster risk management through the integration of disaster risk reduction education into the curricula of colleges and universities; • the need to engage the whole community to build inclusive governance structures as prerequisites for addressing climate change vulnerability and fostering resilience and sustainability. Furthermore, the case studies explore the need to link the existence and value of scientific knowledge accumulated in various countries with decision-making in disaster risk management; and the relevance and transferability from one cultural context to another of the lessons learned in building institutional frameworks for whole community partnerships.

Getting Home

Getting Home Book
Author : Liz McCartney,Zack Rosenburg
Publisher : Lean Enterprise Institute
Release : 2019-03-22
ISBN : 1934109584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina receded around New Orleans, they revealed unimaginable destruction and a traditional disaster recovery process that was Byzantine, costly, and far too slow for the victims who just wanted to get home. Getting Home is the inspiring story of a defense lawyer and a school teacher who left their careers to rebuild homes for desperate survivors but wound up reconstructing the entire process for rebuilding after disasters. Authors Liz McCartney and Zack Rosenburg describe how SBP, the disaster relief nonprofit they founded, partnered with Toyota to apply the lean principles of the Toyota Production System to rebuild homes and lives following hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods throughout the U.S. and its territories. For lean thinkers, this story offers a fresh look at lean tools being used in non-traditional settings. With a short-term volunteer workforce, a layer of middle management that turns over every 10 months, and constantly shifting sources of income, SBP seemed like it could never escape a constant cycle of emergencies and triumphs. Using lean tools, however, Liz and Zack got their work processes under control and found the time to think deeply about the nature of disasters and rebuilding and found themselves with a clearer mission. The book also details an innovative, 9-step blueprint for how private industry, relief agencies, volunteers, and all levels of government can work together to dramatically shrink the time between when disasters hit and victims get home in a prompt, efficient, and predictable way. ___ "In these pages, you will read and be inspired by the spirit of a defense lawyer and a school teacher who left their careers to rebuild homes for the most desperate survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. What Liz McCartney and Zack Rosenburg quickly discovered about this work is that the duration of time between disaster and recovery inflicts an immense toll on people. They were determined to do better and Toyota wanted to help. By sharing the Toyota Production System with SBP, we helped them reduce the home rebuilding time by about 50%." - Jim Lentz, CEO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc

Architect

Architect Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007-04
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Congressional Record

Congressional Record Book
Author : United States. Congress
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Law Society and Democracy Comparative Perspectives

Law  Society  and Democracy  Comparative Perspectives Book
Author : Richard D. Schwartz
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781412940115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In George Bush's Second Inaugural Address, he stated, "so it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture ..." Along with such a formidable challenge, comes the essential need for scholars and policy makers alike to gain a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between law, society, and culture. Collected from the successful 2005 Syracuse conference of the same name, the papers in this unique issue of The ANNALS zero in on critical studies that focus on other societies – which are evolving toward (or away from) constitutional democracy and a rule of law. Not to be confused with Social Darwinism, the term legal evolution in this context refers to the development or changes of law; and the papers included here demonstrate value-free objectivity – not labeling the results as either "good" or "bad." Rather than offering a prescriptive or claiming a precise forecast, this collection of thoughtful research examines the sociocultural foundations on which law is built, constructing the groundwork for the advancement of policy and further exploration in this intriguing area of study. The intense research conducted by these authors shines through as they elucidate the patterns of legal development and governmental change in societies abroad. Their reports and analysis will help readers understand the diversity of sociolegal systems and divergent paths that have been followed as laws have developed in a wide variety of societies, including South Africa, Germany, Latin America Sudan, Saudi-Arabia, and China. Terrorism remains an underlying issue in both a domestic and global perspective. Can law contribute to the control of terrorism? Are we moving toward global rules of law? What are the consequences of transitioning toward democracy? The thoughtful papers in this issue address these and other timely topics. How can legal evolution be a useful tool for analyzing social change? How well does law in any society express and implement the needs of the population? What effect do social mores have on the effectiveness of law? The complexity of these questions cannot be easily answered. However, after carefully reviewing the rich collection of ideas gathered in this single issue, scholars and policy makers will gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of law and constitutional democracy.

World Watch

World Watch Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Archithese

Archithese Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008

Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 Book
Author : Louise Wallendorf,Bruce Jaffe,Lesley Ewing,Chris Jones
Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 contains 90 papers presented at the conference held from April 13-16, 2008 in Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The papers include state-of-the-art information on: sea-level rise, hurricanes and storm surge, coastal inundation and flooding, shoreline erosion and beach nourishment, shoreline management, coastal hazard mitigation, vulnerability of coastal structures, marine facilities, and social science/coastal disasters. This proceedings will be valuable to engineers, managers, planners, scientists, geologists, economists, oceanographers, and meteorologists working in the coastal zone. The papers from this conference have been published by ASCE in two separate books; the other collection is titled Solutions to Coastal Disasters: Tsunamis 2008.

The Edge of Disaster

The Edge of Disaster Book
Author : Stephen E. Flynn
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An expert on homeland security offers a revealing, thought-provoking analysis of America's growing vulnerability to natural and human disasters, using a series of potential scenarios, their causes, and their cascading consequences and proposing comprehensive, pragmatic solutions designed to prepare for, prevent, and cope with catastrophes of all kinds. 60,000 first printing.

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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