Creating Katrina Rebuilding Resilience

Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency presents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The book integrates the understanding of vulnerability and resiliency by examining the relationships among these two concepts and theories. The disaster knowledge of diverse disciplines and professions is brought together in this book, with authors from social work, public health, community organizing, sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, anthropology, geography and the study of religion. The editors offer both expert and an insider perspectives on Katrina because they have lived in New Orleans and experienced Katrina and the recovery. An improved understanding of the recovery and reconstruction phases of disaster is also presented, and these disaster stages have been the least examined in the disaster and emergency management literature. Integrates multiple disciplines to study the long-term recovery of the worst non-terrorist disaster in U.S. history Provides a local perspective, with at least one co-contributor for each chapter living in New Orleans Examines vulnerability and resilience theory and application

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  • Author : Michael J. Zakour
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 420 pages
  • ISBN : 0128095628
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience

Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience
  • Author : Michael J. Zakour,Nancy Mock,Paul Kadetz
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 13 November 2017
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Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency presents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The book integrates the understanding of vulnerability and resiliency by examining the relationships among these two concepts and theories. The disaster knowledge of diverse disciplines and professions is brought together in this book, with authors from social work, public health, community organizing, sociology, political

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice

Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice
  • Author : Alessandra Jerolleman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 25 January 2019
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There has been increased attention to the topics of disaster recovery and disaster resilience over the past several years, particularly as catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy have brought to light the increasing vulnerability of so many communities. This manuscript brings together existing research, along with policy analysis, in order to look at disaster recovery through the lens of justice. This includes understanding the mechanisms through which vulnerability is exacerbated, and the extent to which the regulations

Rethinking Social Capital

Rethinking Social Capital
  • Author : Isabell Gstach,Elisabeth Kapferer
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 06 November 2017
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Concepts of social capital play a well-established role in a number of academic disciplines and continue to grow in popularity in the discourses of the sciences, as well as those of civil society and social practice. As an element that is fundamental and constitutive of various forms of societal coexistence and wellbeing, social capital apparently generates positive effects. However, it also contributes to inequalities and unequal distribution of power, and is, consequently, a rather controversial subject. This collection of essays

Stress Testing the USA

Stress Testing the USA
  • Author : John Rennie Short
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 16 May 2021
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Stress tests highlight a system’s weak spots. This second edition provides a stress testing of the United States by exploring in detail the background to the disasters of the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the financial crisis, the Gulf oil spill and the COVID-19 epidemic. These major stresses—the country’s longest war, its biggest natural disaster, its biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, its biggest oil spill and its worst pandemic since the influenza pandemic of 1918—tell

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society
  • Author : Tara K. McGee,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 June 2022
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This Handbook provides a state-of-the-science review of research and practice in the human dimensions of hazards field. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society reviews and assesses existing knowledge and explores future research priorities in this growing field. It showcases the work of international experts, including established researchers, future stars in the field, and practitioners. Organised into four parts, all chapters have an international focus, and many include case studies from around the world. Part I explains geophysical and

Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air
  • Author : Eleonora Rohland
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 19 October 2018
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Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River has been lashed by powerful Gulf storms. Time and again, these hurricanes have wrought immeasurable loss and devastation, spurring reinvention and ingenuity on the part of inhabitants. Changes in the Air offers a rich and thoroughly researched history of how hurricanes have shaped and reshaped New Orleans

Environment, Climate, Plant and Vegetation Growth

Environment, Climate, Plant and Vegetation Growth
  • Author : Shah Fahad,Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Mukhtar Alam,Hidayat Ullah,Muhammad Saeed,Imtiaz Ali Khan,Muhammad Adnan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 05 October 2020
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This book provides an up-to-date account of the current understanding of climate change and global warming related to environment, climate, plant and vegetation growth. The aim of this book is to provide a platform for scientists and academics world-wide to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in the area of plant and vegetation growth related to climate change. Over the next decades, it is predicted that billions of people, particularly those in developing countries, face shortages of

Deadly Voyages

Deadly Voyages
  • Author : Veronica Fynn Bruey,Steven W. Bender
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 16 December 2019
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Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants. This interdisciplinary volume envisions and calls for a transformation in migration policy, motivated by the common goal of drastically reducing the peril migrants face when compelled to make their treacherous journeys. All contributors to this volume agree on the inadequacy of current approaches and the dire need for change in

The Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico
  • Author : John S. Sledge
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 13 November 2019
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“[Sledge] rightfully celebrates and affirms the southern sea’s enriching past and gives readers reason to want for its wholesome and meaningful future.” —Jack E. Davis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth’s tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written and illustrated volume, John S. Sledge explores the people, ships, and cities that have made the Gulf’s human

Wadi Flash Floods

Wadi Flash Floods
  • Author : Tetsuya Sumi,Sameh A. Kantoush,Mohamed Saber
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 11 October 2021
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This open access book brings together research studies, developments, and application-related flash flood topics on wadi systems in arid regions. The major merit of this comprehensive book is its focus on research and technical papers as well as case study applications in different regions worldwide that cover many topics and answer several scientific questions. The book chapters comprehensively and significantly highlight different scientific research disciplines related to wadi flash floods, including climatology, hydrological models, new monitoring techniques, remote sensing techniques,

Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather

Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather
  • Author : Shirley Laska
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 12 November 2019
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book takes an in-depth look at Louisiana as a state which is ahead of the curve in terms of extreme weather events, both in frequency and magnitude, and in its responses to these challenges including recovery and enhancement of resiliency. Louisiana faced a major tropical catastrophe in the 21st century, and experiences the fastest rising sea level. Weather specialists, including those concentrating on sea level rise acknowledge that what

Environmental Hazards and Resilience

Environmental Hazards and Resilience
  • Author : Dennis J. Parker,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 August 2021
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Building resilience to the world’s increasingly damaging environmental hazards has become a priority. This book considers the scientific advances which have been made around the world to enhance this resilience. Although resilience is not new, it is through the idea of resilience that governments, organisations, and communities around the world are now seeking to address the rapidly increasing losses that environmental hazards cause so that fewer lives are lost, and damage is reduced. Alternative ideas and approaches have been