Urban Planning For Disaster Recovery by Alan MarchUrban Planning For Disaster Recovery by Alan March

Urban Planning For Disaster Recovery

byAlan MarchEditorMaria Kornakova, Jorge Leon

Paperback | May 12, 2017

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Urban Planning for Disaster Recoveryfocuses 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
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 sin...
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Title:Urban Planning For Disaster RecoveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128042761

ISBN - 13:9780128042762

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Table of Contents

1. Integration and Collective Action: Studies of Urban Planning & Recovery after Disasters
Alan March, Maria Kornakova and Jorge Leon
2. The Governance of Urban Recovery
John Handmer
3. More than a Roof Overhead: How Just Building Housing Limits Effective Disaster Recovery
Esther Charlesworth
4. When Systems Break Down: The Role of International Aid and Humanitarian Response
Thomas Bamforth
5. From Recovery to Prevention: The Swiss Avalanche Program
Maria Kornakova and Alan March
6. Equality in Recovery
Janet Stanley
7. Finance, Insurance and Facilitation of Recovery: Christchurch, New Zealand
Sarah-Alice Miles
8. Reconstruction of Informality: Can Formal Reconstruction Recreate Informality?
Mojgan Taheri Tafti
9. Reconstructing Vulnerability after the Germany Floods: Oil Damage and Recovery
Christine Wamsler and Mark Kammerbauer
10. The Victorian Bushfires in Australia: Between New Regulation and Political Reality
Alan March and Maria Kornakova
11. Rebuilding or Repositioning: Lessons for Sandy, New Orelans, and Elsewhere
Edward Blakely
12. Housing Resilience in the Developing World
Iftekhar Ahmed
13. 10 Years of Great Love - The Evolution of Housing Reconstruction in Banda Aceh
David O'Brien
14. Grassroots Approaches to Recovery: Learning from Community
Kate Cotter
15. Conclusions: Planning for When the Best Plan is Overcome
Alan March, Maria Kornakova and Jorge Leon