Today, governmental efforts at long-term community recovery from a natural disaster consist primarily of rebuilding the physical artifact of the community. This entails reestablishing vital community services and infrastructure and creating housing to replace that which has been lost.
Chapter 1. The problem -- chapter 2. From extreme natural hazard event to community disaster -- chapter 3. Communities as complex, open, and self-organizing social systems -- chapter 4. Postdisruption : real problems for real people in real places -- chapter 5. Impacts on local government -- chapter 6. Community disaster recovery : definition, processes, and obstacles -- chapter 7. Facilitating recovery -- chapter 8. A recovery starting point -- chapter 10. What to do before the next disaster