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103 p. ; 21 cm.
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xiv, 212 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Beyond the scrutiny of the press and television cameras, hurricane survivors often struggle not only with the destruction left in the hurricane's wake, but also with the chaotic and disruptive circumstances brought about by massive infusions of well-intentioned "aid". This book presents research on recovery programmes that work - programmes that provide immediate aid to victims and lay the basis for sustainable development and growth. Drawing on three years of extensive field research on Jamaica, Antigua, Montserrat and St Kitts-Nevis, the authors offer detailed analysis of the effects of two recent major hurricanes - Gilbert in 1988 and Hugo in 1989.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801856242 20160527
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xliv, 423 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
This volume examines lessons learned in reducing the impact of disasters on communities in China, Japan and other countries world-wide. Asia is the most disaster-prone continent. The 2012 data on natural disasters in 28 Asian countries, released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Belgian-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters on December 11th, 2012 showed that, from 1950 to 2011, nine out often people affected by disasters globally were in Asia; that of the top five disasters that created the most damage in 2012, three were in China; that China led the list of most disasters in 2012; and, that China was the only "multi-hazard"-prone country. Similarly, the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake was the greatest known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and one of the five strongest ever recorded earthquakes in the world since 1900. Subsequently, the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston organized a conference in November 2012 to survey the best practices in post-disaster rebuilding efforts in China and Japan. This edited book consists of selected papers from the proceedings of that event and previously invited contributions from leading scholars in post-disaster rebuilding in China, Japan and Namibia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443858144 20160616
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vii, 26 p. ; 28 cm.
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xi, 375 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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xxviii, 458 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Disasters impose enormous misery on children, the most vulnerable members of the community. Records show that two million children have died as a direct consequence of armed conflict over the past decade. Globally, millions more have suffered death, disease, and dislocation as a result of such natural disasters as earthquakes, droughts, and floods. And even when emergency relief is available, permanent human damage remains; all too often, families fall apart, women are assaulted and degraded, and children are left to take care of themselves. In November 2008, the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, hosted an international conference to examine how to reconstruct sustainable communities that would be safe and secure for children and their families after disasters. This volume collects some of the papers that were presented at the conference. It is remarkable for the sheer assortment of topics covered. These include the role of gender equality in alleviating poverty and assisting children, their families and their communities after disasters; war and child soldiers; lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami; the nature of psychosocial resilience and its significance for managing mass emergencies, disasters and terrorism; and, the promotion of human dignity in the creation of sustainable environments that empower families in the aftermath of disasters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443817769 20160604
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ix, 170 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: what we are doing here is not charity
  • Genealogies: accidental histories of charity, sustainable development, and Kiganda ethics of interdependence
  • Waiting: the disappointments of sustainable development
  • "Love is the answer": charity and Kiganda ethics of interdependence
  • Performance philanthropy: sustainable development and the ethics of audit
  • "Let us make God our banker": charity and an ethics of virtue
  • Conclusion: the politics and antipolitics of charity and sustainable development.
Believing that charity inadvertently legitimates social inequality and fosters dependence, many international development organizations have increasingly sought to replace material aid with efforts to build self-reliance and local institutions. But in some cultures - like those in rural Uganda, where Having People, Having Heart takes place - people see this shift not as an effort toward empowerment but as a suspect refusal to redistribute wealth. Exploring this conflict, China Scherz balances the negative assessments of charity that have led to this shift with the viewpoints of those who actually receive aid. Through detailed studies of two different orphan support organizations in Uganda, Scherz shows how many Ugandans view material forms of Catholic charity as deeply intertwined with their own ethics of care and exchange. With a detailed examination of this overlooked relationship in hand, she reassesses the generally assumed paradox of material aid as both promising independence and preventing it. The result is a sophisticated demonstration of the powerful role that anthropological concepts of exchange, value, personhood, and religion play in the politics of international aid and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226119670 20160616
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174 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
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ix, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface - Hernado de Soto 1.Rebuilding after Disasters - Gonzalo Lizarralde, Cassidy Johnson and Colin Davidson 2.Post-disaster Low-cost Housing Solutions - Gonzalo Lizarralde 3.Appropriate Technology for Post-disaster Reconstruction - Rohit Jigyasu 4.Planning for Temporary Housing - Cassidy Johnson 5.Multi-actor Arrangements and Project Management - Colin Davidson 6.Stakeholder Participation in Post-disaster Reconstruction Programmes - Isabelle Mamet and James Amdal 7.Surviving the Second Tsunami - Graeme Bristol 8.Who Governs Reconstruction? - Jennifer Duyne Barenstein 9.The Politics of Participation - Alicia Sliwinski 10.User Requirements and Responsible Reconstruction - Nese Dikmen 11.Space and Place after Natural Disasters and Forced Displacement - Roger Zetter and Camillo Boano 12.The Importance of Institutional and Community Resilience in Post-disaster Reconstruction - Lee Bosher 13.From Complexity to Strategic Planning for Sustainable Reconstruction - Gonzalo Lizarralde, Cassidy Johnson and Colin Davidson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415472548 20160604
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415472548 20160604
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265 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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xvii, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Disasters by Design" provides an alternative and sustainable way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that would result in disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and improved quality of life. This volume provides an overview of what is known about natural hazards, disasters, recovery, and mitigation, how research findings have been translated into policies and programs; and a sustainable hazard mitigation research agenda. Also provided is an examination of past disaster losses and hazards management over the past 20 years, including factors - demographic, climate, social - that influence loss. This volume summarizes and sets the stage for the more detailed books in the series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309063609 20160528
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xviii, 325 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction-- Development of Design Concepts-- Planning and Design Principles - Relationship to Safety and Security-- Security and Community Ownership of Design-- Case Studies: US, UK, Canada, The Netherlands, Far East, Australasia. Future Perspectives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654920 20160528
Here is a book about the practical design of communities and housing in which people can enjoy a good quality of life, free from crime and fear of crime. Recognising that crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour are issues of high public concern, and that the driving forces behind crime are numerous, this book argues that good design can help tackle many of these issues. It shows how, through integrating simple crime prevention principles in the design process, it is possible, almost without notice, to make residential environments much safer. Written from the perspective of an architect and town planner, this book offers practical design guidelines through a set of accessible case studies drawn from the UK, USA, The Netherlands and Scandinavia. Each example illustrates how success comes when design solutions reflect local characteristics and where communities are truly sustainable; where residents feel they belong, and where crime is dealt with as part of the bigger picture of urban design. It is a practical guide to the creation of secure spaces through design. An accessible narrative shows examples of best practice internationally. 100 plans and drawings describe how to create a safer built environment through architecture and urban design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654920 20160528
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