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Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

Detail Book : Enhancing Disaster Preparedness written by A. Nuno Martins, published by Elsevier which was released on 07 October 2020. Download Enhancing Disaster Preparedness Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle. Enhancing Disaster Preparedness: From Humanitarian Architecture to Community Resilience relates to the fourth priority of the UNDRR’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. Taking a wide understanding of disaster preparedness, the book deals with resilient responses and building capacities related to hazardous events, bringing some practical experiences and theoretical insights in this regard. Mostly based on field research conducted in the Global South by architects and other built-environment professionals, the book covers both post-disaster interventions (rebuilding and recovery) and development-related processes. Its three parts address the interlinkages between humanitarian design, community resilience, and inclusive governance, which are crucial for fostering effective disaster preparedness. Part I discusses the changing roles of architects and urban designers involved in the humanitarian sphere. Part II concentrates on resilience as a socioecological capacity to enhance preparedness within community-based spatial processes. Focused on global dynamics, Part III covers topics emphasizing the link between the management of crises, whether political or economic, at different levels of governance, and the vulnerability of communities and structures on the national and local scales. As such, the book approaches rising global priorities and brings timely lessons to support building a more equitable, safe, and resilient environment in a rapidly urbanized world. Explores Sendai’s fourth priority through a spatial lens Examines the role of humanitarian design in building resilience Critically revisits concepts such as incremental housing and building back better Provides examples of methodological tools for community engagement in resilience-building processes

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Author : A. Nuno Martins
Release Date : 07 October 2020
Publisher : Elsevier
Rating : 4/5 (from 21 users)
Pages : 298
ISBN : 0128190795
Format : PDF, ePUB, KF8, PDB, MOBI, Tuebl
Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness: From Humanitarian Architecture to Community Resilience relates to the fourth priority of the UNDRR’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. Taking a wide understanding of disaster preparedness, the book deals with resilient responses and building capacities related to hazardous events, bringing some practical experiences and theoretical

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Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness  Response  and Recovery Through Evaluation

Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Response and Recovery Through Evaluation

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Enhancing Individual and Community Disaster Preparedness  Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

Enhancing Individual and Community Disaster Preparedness Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

Abstract: Preparedness planning is essential to minimizing the impact of disasters on communities and individuals. Attention to the needs of people with disabilities is vital as they have additional needs before, during and after a disaster that are specific to the disabling condition. In this Commentary, we emphasize national guidelines

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Disaster Preparedness

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Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Successful applications in the field of disaster risk reduction require interdisciplinary, coordinated action. Current literature focuses on comprehensive understandings of processes critical to risk reduction but lack in-depth discussions that put this accumulated knowledge into actionable tools for decision-making. Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience is based on the

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Summary of a Workshop on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management

Summary of a Workshop on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management

Section 214 of the E-government Act of 2002 called on the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government in the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to "ensure that a study is conducted on using information technology to enhance crisis preparedness, response, and consequence

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Building   Enhancing Interorganizational Relationships for Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity

Building Enhancing Interorganizational Relationships for Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity

Background: Despite significant resources allocated to disaster preparedness and response capabilities nationally, preparedness and response for vulnerable and special needs populations is still largely lacking. Public health agencies could not possibly meet the disaster preparedness and response needs of all vulnerable and special needs populations especially in inner cities where

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Exploring Natural Hazards

Exploring Natural Hazards

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 has identified four priority areas for Disaster Risk Reduction: understanding disaster risk; strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response; and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and

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Disaster Management and Private Sectors

Disaster Management and Private Sectors

This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of the U S  Government s Foreign Disaster Assistance Program

Enhancing the Effectiveness of the U S Government s Foreign Disaster Assistance Program

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Public Sociologies Reader

Public Sociologies Reader

At an earlier time, sociologists C. Wright Mills, W. E. Du Bois, and Jane Addams loudly protested injustices and inequities in American society, provided critiques and analyses of systems of oppression, and challenged sociologists to be responsible critics and constructive commentators. These giants of American sociology would have applauded the 2004

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A Safer Future

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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters;

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Improving Disaster Management

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Information technology (IT) has the potential to play a critical role in managing natural and human-made disasters. Damage to communications infrastructure, along with other communications problems exacerbated the difficulties in carrying out response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. To assist government planning in this area, the Congress, in the

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Environmental Change and Sustainability

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Environments around the globe are undergoing human-induced change. Human population growth, rapid urbanization, expanding global economy, and the diffusion of western consumer lifestyles are placing increasing pressure on natural and social systems. Global institutions, nation-states, and local communities are seeking to identify and employ sustainable solutions to these environmental and

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