Risk Communication and Community Resilience

Risk Communication and Community Resilience
Author: Bandana Kar,David M. Cochran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1351614894
ISBN 13: 9781351614894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Communication and Community Resilience Book Review:

Risk communication is crucial to building community resilience and reducing risk from extreme events. True community resilience involves accurate and timely dissemination of risk information to stakeholders. This book examines the policy and science of risk communication in the digital era. Themes include public awareness of risk and public participation in risk communication and resilience building. The first half of the book focuses on conceptual frameworks, components, and the role of citizens in risk communication. The second half examines the role of risk communication in resilience building and provides an overview of some of its challenges in the era of social media. This book looks at the effectiveness of risk communication in socially and culturally diverse communities in the developed and developing world. The interdisciplinary approach bridges academic research and applied policy action. Contributions from Latin America and Asia provide insight into global risk communication at a time when digital technologies have rapidly transformed conventional communication approaches. This book will be of critical interest to policy makers, academicians, and researchers, and will be a valuable reference source for university courses that focus on emergency management, risk communication, and resilience.

The Community Resilience Reader

The Community Resilience Reader
Author: Daniel Lerch
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1610918614
ISBN 13: 9781610918619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Community Resilience Reader Book Review:

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today's resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that's effective and equitable? The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how resilience requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that resilience starts and ends with the people living in a community. Despite the formidable challenges we face, The Community Resilience Reader shows that building strength and resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible. From PCarbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The PCarbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.

Planning for Community Resilience

Planning for Community Resilience
Author: Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Walter Gillis Peacock,Shannon S. Van Zandt,Himanshu Grover,Lori Feild Schwarz,John T. Cooper
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 1610915860
ISBN 13: 9781610915861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Community Resilience Book Review:

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 response 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. Based on their recovery work after Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas, they developed a process that relies on the Disaster Impacts Model. 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. Planning for Community Resilience will be invaluable to professionals working to protect their community from disturbance, including city planners, elected officials, floodplain managers, natural hazard managers, planning commissioners, local business leaders, and citizen organizers.

Community Resilience in Natural Disasters

Community Resilience in Natural Disasters
Author: Anouk Ride,Diane Bretherton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 0230339328
ISBN 13: 9780230339323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resilience in Natural Disasters Book Review:

Told through the voices of local community leaders, this book analyzes how communities respond to natural disasters and how outsiders contribute positively - or negatively - to their response, promoting debate on the role of aid and the media in times of crisis.

Fostering Community Resilience

Fostering Community Resilience
Author: Brian Carriere,Justin Miller,Asst Prof Jack Covarrubias,Professor Tom Lansford
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1409499987
ISBN 13: 9781409499985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fostering Community Resilience Book Review:

Using the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a case study, this book focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and develops the concept of resilience and how it applies to Homeland Security in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to hit the United States. Through the lens of the national response to Hurricane Katrina and the local lens of the recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community, this work elucidates the particular qualities that make a community and a nation more resilient, discussing resilience as a concept and an application. Additionally, it explores in-depth the interconnected fields that comprise resilience; including economic, social, infrastructure, and political domains. By examining what went right, what went wrong, and what can be improved upon during the Mississippi Gulf Coast's recovery, scholars and policymakers can better understand community resilience not just as a concept, but also as a practice.

Building and Measuring Community Resilience

Building and Measuring Community Resilience
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Special Projects,Committee on Measuring Community Resilience
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-05-26
ISBN 10: 0309489725
ISBN 13: 9780309489720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building and Measuring Community Resilience Book Review:

The frequency and severity of disasters over the last few decades have presented unprecedented challenges for communities across the United States. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina exposed the complexity and breadth of a deadly combination of existing community stressors, aging infrastructure, and a powerful natural hazard. In many ways, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a turning point for understanding and managing disasters, as well as related plan making and policy formulation. It brought the phrase "community resilience" into the lexicon of disaster management. Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them. It describes how some communities build and measure resilience and offers four key actions that communities could take to build and measure their resilience in order to address gaps identified in current community resilience measurement efforts. This report also provides recommendations to the Gulf Research Program to build and measure resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Framing Community Disaster Resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience
Author: Hugh Deeming,Maureen Fordham,Christian Kuhlicke,Lydia Pedoth,Stefan Schneiderbauer,Cheney Shreve
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 1119165962
ISBN 13: 9781119165965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing Community Disaster Resilience Book Review:

An essential guide to the foundations, research and practices of community disaster resilience Framing Community Disaster Resilience offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters. The text draws on the activities and achievements of the project emBRACE: Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. The authors identify the key dimensions of resilience across a range of disciplines and domains and present an analysis of community characteristics, networks, behaviour and practices in specific test cases. The text contains an in-depth exploration of five test cases whose communities are facing impacts triggered by different hazards, namely: river floods in Germany, earthquakes in Turkey, landslides in South Tyrol, Italy, heat-waves in London and combined fluvial and pluvial floods in Northumberland and Cumbria. The authors examine the data and indicators of past events in order to assess current situations and to tackle the dynamics of community resilience. In addition, they put the focus on empirical analysis to explore the resilience concept and to test the usage of indicators for describing community resilience. This important text: Merges the forces of research knowledge, networking and practices in order to understand community disaster resilience Contains the results of the acclaimed project Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe - emBRACE Explores the key dimensions of community resilience Includes five illustrative case studies from European communities that face various hazards Written for undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers of social science, and policymakers, Framing Community Disaster Resilience reports on the findings of an important study to reveal the most effective approaches to enhancing community resilience. The emBRACE research received funding from the European Community‘s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 283201. The European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions
Author: Geoff Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136504524
ISBN 13: 9781136504525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions Book Review:

This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of ‘resilience’ and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes, traditions, policies and politics affect the resilience of communities and what constraints and opportunities exist for communities to raise resilience levels.

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters
Author: Kevin Ronan,David Johnston
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2006-05-30
ISBN 10: 0387238212
ISBN 13: 9780387238210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters Book Review:

A myriad of models are available to guide practice before, during, and following disasters. As emphasized in this book, we value the role of research in informing our assessment, education, and intervention efforts in this area. Keeping an eye on those elements that have research backing certainly assists with quality control generally. However, more specifically, we also stress the idea that there is evidence to support a role for hope and positive expectations in the motivation and engagement process. In addition, the more that people, including youth and adults, actively participate in efforts designed to help, the more benefits they tend to receive. The role of research in providing that initial hope and inspiring more active engagement with internal and external resources before, during, and after a disaster is part of the foundation of our practice in this area. In fact, in the clinical psychology training program directed by the senior author, the idea that we attempt to inculcate with our trainees is the idea of “hope and engagement on an evidence-based foundation.” Consequently, we do advocate for models of practice that have identified “active ingredients” that are included: those particularly identified through controlled evaluation research. However, it is also the case that a number of risk and protective factors identified through a number of studies (e.g., see Chapter 2) have as yet to be systematically included.

The Phoenix of Natural Disasters

The Phoenix of Natural Disasters
Author: Kathryn Gow
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781604561616
ISBN 13: 1604561610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Phoenix of Natural Disasters Book Review:

This book encompasses discussions between Kathryn Gow and Douglas Paton, both psychologists who have researched stress, burnout, trauma, and recovery in natural disasters. They suggest that few books have been written for health professionals, and persons directly involved with leading and managing emergency teams on what constitutes resilience in individuals and groups in communities, and how they differ in response and recovery. The outcome is a three part book with contributors from the field, research institutions, emergency service sectors, support agencies and the media. Its main purpose is to focus on the resilience of people and communities following NDs and to educate the sectors already involved in natural disasters.

Developing a Framework for Measuring Community Resilience

Developing a Framework for Measuring Community Resilience
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Resilient America Roundtable,Committee on Measures of Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 0309347416
ISBN 13: 9780309347419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing a Framework for Measuring Community Resilience Book Review:

The 2012 National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative highlighted the challenges of increasing national resilience in the United States. One finding of the report was that "without numerical means of assessing resilience, it would be impossible to identify the priority needs for improvement, to monitor changes, to show that resilience had improved, or to compare the benefits of increasing resilience with the associated costs." Although measuring resilience is a challenge, metrics and indicators to evaluate progress, and the data necessary to establish the metric, are critical for helping communities to clarify and formalize what the concept of resilience means for them, and to support efforts to develop and prioritize resilience investments. One of the recommendations from the 2012 report stated that government entities at federal, state, and local levels and professional organizations should partner to help develop a framework for communities to adapt to their circumstances and begin to track their progress toward increasing resilience. To build upon this recommendation and begin to help communities formulate such a framework, the Resilient America Roundtable of the National Academies convened the workshop Measures of Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied on September 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The workshop's overarching objective was to begin to develop a framework of measures and indicators that could support community efforts to increase their resilience. The framework will be further developed through feedback and testing in pilot and other partner communities that are working with the Resilient America Roundtable. This report is a summary of the one-day workshop, which consisted of a keynote address and two panel sessions in the morning and afternoon breakout sessions that began the discussion on how to develop a framework of resilience measures.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
Author: Douglas Paton,David Johnston
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 0398091692
ISBN 13: 9780398091699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

The Community Resilience Handbook

The Community Resilience Handbook
Author: Edward A Thomas,George Blaine Huff,Nancy McNabb
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2021-06-07
ISBN 10: 9781641057387
ISBN 13: 1641057386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Community Resilience Handbook Book Review:

Resilience is a community's ability to withstand and quickly recover from disasters and other hazardous events. This comprehensive guide to community resilience for state and local officials, disaster relief organizations, and concerned attorneys and community members encapsulates the ABA's commitment to promoting community resilience as set forth in Resolution 108, which is included as an appendix.

The Community Resilience Manual

The Community Resilience Manual
Author: Michelle Marie Colussi,Mike Lewis,Centre for Community Enterprise (Vancouver, B.C.),Philippa Rowcliffe
Publsiher: Port Alberni, B.C. : Centre for Community Enterprise
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9781895818406
ISBN 13: 1895818400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Planning for Community Resilience

Planning for Community Resilience
Author: Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Walter Gillis Peacock,Shannon S. Van Zandt,Himanshu Grover,Lori Feild Schwarz,John T. Cooper
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 1610915852
ISBN 13: 9781610915854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Community Resilience Book Review:

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. In Planning for Community Resilience, the authors describe an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities. An invaluable tool for professionals, this handbook guides any community through the process of measuring their level of hazard exposure, physical vulnerability, and social vulnerability to determine the best planning strategy. -- from back cover.

Community Resilience

Community Resilience
Author: Alonzo L. Plough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-02
ISBN 10: 0197559387
ISBN 13: 9780197559383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters
Author: Kevin Ronan,David Johnston
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2005-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780387238203
ISBN 13: 0387238204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters Book Review:

Immediately following a hazardous event or mass violence, the most vulnerable groups at risk are a community’s children and their families. This book offers both clinicians and researchers guidance on hazard preparation efforts as well as early response and intervention practices. It emphasizes an evidence-based and a prevention-based approach that is geared toward readiness, response, and recovery phases of natural and human-made disasters.

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience
Author: Daniel Lerch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 9780989599542
ISBN 13: 098959954X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience Book Review:

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience describes how communities can approach the full scope of the 21st century's challenges equitably and sustainably. The report draws on some of the most compelling recent thinking about resilience from academia, sustainability advocacy, and grassroots activism, as well as Post Carbon Institute's prior work. It is intended as an accessible resource for local leaders and activists in the United States, and as a contribution to the larger public conversation about resilience in human communities.

Building Community Resilience to Disasters

Building Community Resilience to Disasters
Author: Anita Chandra,Joie Acosta,Stefanie Stern,Lori Uscher-Pines,Malcolm V. Williams
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0833052098
ISBN 13: 9780833052094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Community Resilience to Disasters Book Review:

Community resilience, or the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity has become a key policy issue at federal, state, and local levels, including in the National Health Security Strategy. Because resources are limited in the wake of an emergency, it is increasingly recognized that resilience is critical to a community's ability to reduce long recovery periods after an emergency. This report provides a roadmap for federal, state, and local leaders who are developing plans to enhance community resilience for health security threats and describes options for building community resilience in key areas. Based on findings from a literature review and a series of community and regional focus groups, the authors provide a definition of community resilience in the context of national health security and a set of eight levers and five core components for building resilience. They then describe suggested activities that communities are pursuing and may want to strengthen for community resilience, and they identify challenges to implementation.

Resilience for All

Resilience for All
Author: Barbara Brown Wilson
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 1610918924
ISBN 13: 9781610918923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience for All Book Review:

In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson looks at less conventional, but often more effective methods to make communities more resilient. She takes an in-depth look at what equitable, positive change through community-driven design looks like in four communities—East Biloxi, Mississippi; the Lower East Side of Manhattan; the Denby neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan; and the Cully neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. These vulnerable communities have prevailed in spite of serious urban stressors such as climate change, gentrification, and disinvestment. Wilson looks at how the lessons in the case studies and other examples might more broadly inform future practice. She shows how community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.