Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extreme Events

University of Pittsburgh Press - Individual case studies, and french preparedness for the Avian flu, including Hurricane Katrina in the United States, the London bombings, demonstrate effective and ineffective strategies. Quality of response, coordination, flexibility, capacity to improvise, and endurance are also determinants. As such, public policy, designing Resilience will inform a broad range of students and scholars in areas of public administration, and the social sciences.

The authors analyze specific characteristics of resilient systems—the qualities they possess and how they become resilient—to determine if there are ways to build a system of resilience from the ground up. In the wake of severe climatic events and terrorist acts, nations, and the emergence of dangerous technologies, communities, and global organizations have diligently sought to create strategies to prepare for such events.

This volume defines resilience as it relates to disaster management at specific stages: mitigation, preparation, prevention, and response and recovery. The contributors reveal how the complexity and global interconnectivity of modern systems—whether they are governments, power grids, mobile populations, financial systems, or the Internet—have transcended borders and created a new level of exposure that has made them especially vulnerable to extreme events.

Designing Resilience: Preparing for Extreme Events - Used book in Good Condition. Yet these far-reaching global systems also possess the ability to alert and respond at greater speeds than ever before. A group or nation’s ability to withstand events and emerge from them with their central institutions intact is at the core of resilience. Designing resilience presents case studies of extreme events and analyzes the ability of affected individuals, institutions, governments, and technological systems to cope with disaster.

The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster

Oxford University Press - Yet this ancient city has regenerated itself time and again, and still endures. Throughout history, flooded, torched, cities have been sacked, besieged, bombed, burned, and leveled. Viewing a wide array of urban disasters in global historical perspective, and tokyo during world war ii--the late-20th century earthquakes that shattered mexico city and the Chinese city of Tangshan--Los Angeles after the 1992 riots--the Oklahoma City bombing--the destruction of the World Trade CenterRevealing how traumatized city-dwellers consistently develop narratives of resilience and how the pragmatic process of urban recovery is always fueled by highly symbolic actions, Warsaw, The Resilient City traces the aftermath of such cataclysms as: --the British invasion of Washington in 1814--the devastation wrought on Berlin, The Resilient City offers a deeply informative and unsentimental tribute to the dogged persistence of the city, and indeed of the human spirit.

And yet they almost always rise from the ashes to rebuild. Or consider the case of the jerusalem, has suffered wars, twenty sieges, which, earthquakes, fires, the greatest site of physical destruction and renewal in history, over three millennia, eighteen reconstructions, and at least eleven transitions from one religious faith to another.

The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster - In 1871, the city of chicago was almost entirely destroyed by what became known as The Great Fire. Thirty-five years later, San Francisco lay in smoldering ruins after the catastrophic earthquake of 1906.

Disaster Resilience: An Integrated Approach

Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd - This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: coexisting with natural hazards; urban resilience in asia; lifelines and urban resilience; business continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience.

The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions.

Disaster Resilience: An Integrated Approach - In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed.

Events such as the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences.

The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development.

Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Island Press - Based on their recovery work after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, they developed a process that relies on the Disaster Impacts Model. In planning for community Resilience the authors describe an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities. How can we plan and design stronger communities? From New Orleans to Galveston to the Jersey Shore, communities struck by natural disasters struggle to recover long after the first responders have left.

These catastrophes are increasing in number as well as in magnitude, causing greater damage as we experience rising sea levels and other effects of climate change. Globally, the average annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980 By bringing together natural hazards planning and community planning to consider vulnerabilities, more resilient and equitable communities are achievable.

Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters - This handbook guides any community through the process of determining their level of hazard exposure, physical vulnerability, and social vulnerability with the goal of determining the best planning strategy. Planning for community resilience will be invaluable to professionals working to protect their community from disturbance, including city planners, elected officials, natural hazard managers, local business leaders, planning commissioners, floodplain managers, and citizen organizers.

Communities can reduce their vulnerability to disaster by becoming more resilient—to not only bounce back more readily from disasters but to grow stronger, more socially cohesive, and more environmentally responsible. To be truly resilient, disaster preparation and response must consider all populations in the community.

Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

University of California Press - This provocative book applies lessons from nature to our own toughest security problems―from global terrorism to the rise of infectious disease to natural disasters. Written by a truly multidisciplinary group including paleobiologists, security analysis, and national security experts, psychologists, ecologists, it considers how models and ideas from evolutionary biology can improve national security strategies ranging from risk assessment, anthropologists, and public policy to long-term strategic goals.

. Arms races among invertebrates, intelligence gathering by the immune system and alarm calls by marmots are but a few of nature's security strategies that have been tested and modified over billions of years.

Local Disaster Resilience Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

Routledge - In efforts to avoid similar failures in the future, manage, and community resilience has emerged as a way for to better prevent, government agencies and policy practitioners have looked to recast emergency management, and recover from these disasters. How is disaster resilience perceived by local government officials and translated into their disaster response and recovery efforts? Ashley D.

Local disaster resilience not only fills a critical gap in the literature by applying existing theories and models to a region that has experienced the worst disasters the United States has faced in the past decade, but it can also be used as a tool to advance our knowledge of disasters in an interdisciplinary manner.

Additional analyses compare these perceptions to objective baseline indicators of disaster resilience to assess how perceptions align with resilience realities. Since 2000, multiple floods and severe storms, and florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, Mississippi, Alabama, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, and one oil spill.

Local Disaster Resilience Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy - These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these unprecedented disasters has been fraught with missteps in management. The findings of the original survey measure the disaster resilience perceptions held by local government officials, which are examined to identify commonalities and differences across the set of cases.

Ross systematically explores and measures disaster resilience across the Gulf Coast to gain a better understanding of how resilience in concept is translated into disaster management practices, particularly on the local government level.

The Social Roots of Risk: Producing Disasters, Promoting Resilience High Reliability and Crisis Management

Stanford Business Books - Put another way, risks and disasters are produced by the social order itself―by governing bodies, and groups that push for economic growth, oppose risk-reducing regulation, organizations, and escape responsibility for tremendous losses when they occur. The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters.

Earthquakes in haiti and sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The social roots of risk argues against the widespread notion that cataclysmic occurrences are singular events, driven by forces beyond our control.

Like risk, human resilience also emerges from the social order, and this book makes a powerful case that we already have a significant capacity to reduce the losses that disasters produce. Considering a wide range of historical and looming events―from a potential mega-earthquake in Tokyo that would cause devastation far greater than what we saw in 2011, to BP's accident history prior to the 2010 blowout―Tierney illustrates trends in our behavior, connecting what seem like one-off events to illuminate historical patterns.

The Social Roots of Risk: Producing Disasters, Promoting Resilience High Reliability and Crisis Management - Instead, kathleen tierney contends that disasters of all types―be they natural, technological, or economic―are rooted in common social and institutional sources. A provocative rethinking of the way that we approach and remedy disasters, The Social Roots of Risk leaves readers with a better understanding of how our own actions make us vulnerable to the next big crisis―and what we can do to prevent it.

Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery

University of Chicago Press - Aldrich shows, lies in the depth of communities’ social capital. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren’t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community.

With governments increasingly overstretched and natural disasters likely to increase in frequency and intensity, a thorough understanding of what contributes to efficient reconstruction is more important than ever. University of Chicago Press. Aldrich examines the post-disaster responses of four distinct communities—tokyo following the 1923 earthquake, Tamil Nadu after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, and New Orleans post-Katrina—and finds that those with robust social networks were better able to coordinate recovery.

Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery - . Building resilience underscores a critical component of an effective response. Building resilience highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community to withstand disaster and rebuild both the infrastructure and the ties that are at the foundation of any community. Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide.

In addition to quickly disseminating information and financial and physical assistance, communities with an abundance of social capital were able to minimize the migration of people and valuable resources out of the area.

Disaster Policy and Politics; Emergency Management and Homeland Security

CQ Press - Disaster politics and policy, state, paying special attention to the role of key actors―decision makers at the federal, and local levels. Crafted to be more instructor- and student-friendly, the 10-chapter volume includes boxed mini–case studies depicting disasters large and small. In the second edition of disaster policy and Politics, author Richard Sylves covers the hottest and most controversial issues in the fields of disaster management and homeland security.

The work provides a careful and balanced analysis of U. S. Among its aims are to provide illuminating examples, context, and humanitarian relevance. The book’s comprehensive "all-hazards" approach introduces readers to important public policy, organizational management, and leadership issues whether they aspire to be emergency managers or not.

Disaster Policy and Politics; Emergency Management and Homeland Security - . University of Chicago Press.

Managing Emergencies and Crises

Jones & Bartlett Learning - It explores the institutional, socio-cultural and political aspects of crisis response and management. As the scale, frequency, and intensity of crises faced by the world have dramatically increased over the last decade, there is a critical need for a careful evaluation of knowledge of managing disasters.

. Your students will examine questions such as: what does the experience of disaster response from japan, pakistan, greece and Turkey to the UK and US tell us about the state-civil society cooperation in such environments? How effective are the existing prevention and preparedness mechanisms to protect societies against disasters? What specific roles are attributed to state, federal, international and private sector participants at a rhetorical level and how those actors actually carry out their 'responsibilities' and work with each other in the event of a crisis? University of Chicago Press.

Managing Emergencies and Crises - Used book in Good Condition. Managing emergencies and crises presents the experience of emergency management from a continental perspective by focusing on the emergency response systems, processes, and actors in the context of the United States and Europe.

Emergency Planning

Wiley - It delves into the patterns of human disaster behavior, implementation, social psychology, planning concepts, and communication as well as the basics of generic protective actions, and action. In order for a community to be truly prepared to respond to any type of emergency, it must develop effective emergency planning.

Used book in Good Condition. Emergency planning guides readers through the steps of developing these plans, offering a number of strategies that will help ensure success. University of Chicago Press.