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Planning for Community Resilience

A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

  • Jaimie Hicks Masterson
  • Walter Gillis Peacock
  • Shannon S. Van Zandt
  • Himanshu Grover
  • Lori Feild Schwarz
  • John T. CooperJr.
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Community Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 5-24
    3. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 25-40
    4. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 41-68
  3. Knowing Your Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 71-81
    3. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 83-96
    4. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 97-112
  4. Planning Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-115
    2. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 117-137
    3. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 139-165
    4. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 167-182
    5. Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper Jr.
      Pages 183-185
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-362

About this book

Introduction

How can we plan and design stronger communities? From New Orleans to Galveston to the Jersey Shore, communities struck by natural disasters struggle to recover long after the first responders have left. Globally, the average annual number of natural disasters has more than doubled since 1980. These catastrophes are increasing in number as well as in magnitude, causing greater damage as we experience rising sea levels and other effects of climate change. Communities can reduce their vulnerability to disaster by becoming more resilient—to not only bounce back more readily from disasters but to grow stronger, more socially cohesive, and more environmentally responsible. To be truly resilient, disaster preparation and recovery must consider all populations in the community. By bringing together natural hazards planning and community planning to consider vulnerabilities, more resilient and equitable communities are achievable. In Planning for Community Resilience the authors describe an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities. This handbook guides any community through the process of determining their level of hazard exposure, physical vulnerability, and social vulnerability with the goal of determining the best planning strategy. This will be an invaluable tool for professionals working to protect their community from disturbance.

Keywords

built environment disaster response hazard management

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaimie Hicks Masterson
    • 1
  • Walter Gillis Peacock
  • Shannon S. Van Zandt
  • Himanshu Grover
  • Lori Feild Schwarz
  • John T. CooperJr.
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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