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Author Arendt, Lucy A., author.

Title Long-term community recovery from natural disasters / Lucy A. Arendt and Daniel J. Alesch
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2015]
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Contents 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
Summary 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. While restoring the built environment of a disaster area is essential, alone it is not sufficient to achieve complete recovery. Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters presents what the authors have learned over two decades from more than two dozen community disasters in and outside the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index
Subject Disaster Planning -- organization & administration.
Local Government.
Relief Work -- organization & administration.
Social Conditions.
Social Welfare.
Survivors -- psychology.
Community development.
Community life.
Disaster relief.
Disasters -- Social aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Community development.
Community life.
Disaster relief.
Disasters -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Alesch, Daniel J., author.
ISBN 1466593032