Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery focuses on disaster recovery from the perspective of urban planning, an underutilized tactic that can significantly reduce disaster risks. The book examines disaster risk reduction (DRR), in particular, the recovery stage of what is widely known as the disaster cycle.
The theoretical underpinning of the book derives from a number of sources in urban planning and disaster management literature, and is illustrated by a series of case studies. It consists of five sections, each of which opens with a conceptual framework that is followed by a series of supporting and illustrative cases as practical examples. These examples both complement and critique the theoretical base provided, demonstrating the need to apply the concepts in location-specific ways.
- Examines disaster recovery from an urban planning perspective
- Illustrates key concepts with real-world case studies
- Explores the contributions of experts, urban planners, NGOs, and community members
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The Evolution of Housing Reconstruction in Banda AcehDavid O'Brien14. Grassroots Approaches to Recovery: Learning from CommunityKate Cotter15. Conclusions: Planning for When the Best Plan is OvercomeAlan March, Maria Kornakova and Jorge Leon
Alan March, PhD is an urban planning and design academic at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has practiced since 1992 and has taught many students, practicing planners, architects and many others in the area of disaster risk reduction. Alan has taught professionals and disaster responders at Emergency Management Australia since 2004, in particular the subject Risk Based Urban Planning. He is an advisor to the Emergency Commissioner in Victoria, Australia and has undertaken a range of research projects and has published a range of materials dealing with disasters and urban planning. He recently worked with a range of Victorian State government departments to develop and deliver a new Postgraduate qualification Bushfire Planning and Management at the University of Melbourne.
Maria Kornakova, PhD, graduated from the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Her PhD research explored the potential to increase and improve the role of urban planning in decreasing disaster risks. Upon submission of her PhD she continued to work at the Melbourne University as a postdoctoral fellow for the project "The Disaster Risk Reduction in the Built Environment." Currently, Maria holds a postdoctoral fellow position for the project "Governance and the Risk-Resilience-Sustainability Nexus at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research is focused on developing applied research that can build understanding and capability to bridge the risk-resilience-sustainability nexus. Originally from Uzbekistan, Maria obtained her BA in Architecture from Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction, and MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University under a Fulbright Scholarship.