Learning from Catastrophe

Quick Response Research in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Author: N.A

Publisher: Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado

ISBN: 9781877943188

Category: Crisis management in government

Page: 456

View: 7922


"Presents a peer-reviewed collection of quick response research conducted following Hurricane Katrina in 2005"--Provided by publisher.

In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

New Paradigms and Social Visions

Author: Clyde Woods

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801895616

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8915


government so callously abandon its citizens when they so desperately needed federal aid? Why was the most powerful military in the world unable or unwilling to act? Readers will find in this collection compelling answers to these, and other, complicated questions.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs in the Wake of the 2008 Midwest Floods, Hurricane Gustav, and Hurricane Ike

Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, and the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, September 24, 2008

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crop losses

Page: 149

View: 2935



In the Wake of Disaster

Religious Responses to Terrorism and Catastrophe

Author: Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 1932031995

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 430


Dr. Koenig whose research on the healing power of faith has been published worldwide, advocates integrating spiritual and mental health into emergency response systems directed at those affected by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and terrorism. He describes the psychological, social and spiritual resopnses to trauma.

Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs

Centuries of Change

Author: Craig E. Colten

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822972198

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4757


Human settlement of the Lower Mississippi River Valley—especially in New Orleans, the region's largest metropolis—has produced profound and dramatic environmental change. From prehistoric midden building to late-twentieth century industrial pollution, Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs traces through history the impact of human activity upon the environment of this fascinating and unpredictable region. In eleven essays, scholars across disciplines––including anthropology, architecture, history, natural history, and geography––chronicle how societies have worked to transform untamed wetlands and volatile floodplains into a present-day sprawling urban center and industrial complex, and how they have responded to the environmental changes brought about by the disruption of the natural setting. This new text follows the trials of native and colonial settlers as they struggled to shape the environment to fit the needs of urbanization. It demonstrates how the Mississippi River, while providing great avenues for commerce, transportation, and colonization also presented the region's greatest threat to urban centers, and details how engineers set about taming the mighty river. Also featured is an analysis of the impact of modern New Orleans upon the surrounding rural parishes and the effect urban pollution has had on the city's water supply and aquatic life.

Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship

Author: Virgil Henry Storr,Stefanie Haeffele-Balch,Laura E. Grube

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137314893

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 8577


Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. Communities must have residents who can not only gain access to the resources that they need to rebuild but who can also overcome the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts. Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster argues that entrepreneurs, conceived broadly as individuals who recognize and act on opportunities to promote social change, fill this critical role. Using examples of recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, the authors demonstrate how entrepreneurs promote community recovery by providing necessary goods and services, restoring and replacing disrupted social networks, and signaling that community rebound is likely and, in fact, underway. They argue that creating space for entrepreneurs to act after disasters is essential for promoting recovery and fostering resilient communities.