Natural Hazards Observer

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... sustainable economic development of natural resources, and safety and
emergency response. November 16-19, 2008
Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and Their Families After
Disasters Center tor Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters Boston,
Massachusetts Cost and Registration: $225 until filled The conference aims to
bring specialists from various disciplines to explore ways to reconstruct
sustainable communities ...

Journal Of Peacebuilding And Development

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Registration details accessible at Rebuilding Sustainable
Communities for Children and Their Families after Disasters (16-19 Nov.,
University of Massachusetts, Boston): A UNICEF report in 2007 disclosed that in
the past decade, an estimated 20 million children have fled their homes because
of conflict and human rights violations, that two million children have died in
armed conflicts, that at least six million have been permanently disabled or
seriously injured, and ...

Living With Risk

ISBN: 9789211010640
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Case: India More than one year after the earthquake in Gujarat, most of the
affected families were still struggling to put their lives together. While in ... from
Patanka, learned about a Delhi-based disaster management NGO called the
Sustainable Environmental and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS). ... A
meeting was organized with the district government to ensure speedy distribution
of compensation so that the villagers could start 3.4 Community action rebuilding
their homes.

Guide To Sustainable Community Indicators

Author: Maureen Hart
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A hurricane devastates a community, requiring residents to repair or rebuild their
homes. The GDP goes up because money is spent, but the community's quality of
life docs not improve. These are not unusual occurrences. If you think about how
often accidents, illness, natural disasters and other bad events occur, you can
see that the GDP is flawed as a measure of well-being. The flaws in the GDP are
even more evident when we realize that not all activities that improve quality of
life ...

The Impact Of Certain Governmental Contractor Liability Proposals On Environmental Laws

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Superfund and Waste Management
Publisher: Government Printing Office
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Two weeks after Katrina struck, more than 2,500 children were still separated
from their families. ... On the heels of this disaster, Hurricane Rita struck the
coastal areas again. There ... rebuilding a green and sustainable Gulf Coast
region that embraces innovative green building technologies and principles;
construction of a levee system that will protect New Orleans; and development of
environmentally and economically sustainable communities must all be explored

Gender And Natural Disasters

Author: Elaine Pitt Enarson
ISBN: 9789221122609
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Similarly, they have not taken on board the importance of gender balance in
rebuilding communities, or the role of women's organizations in promoting this
balance in the new context. Violent change and catastrophe may be traumatic in
its effects, but it is a means whereby old and dysfunctional relationships can be
set aside and new ones brought in, in which all members of the community are
enabled to maximize their potential. Aid agencies should be able to help
communities ...

The Crisis Manager

Author: Otto Lerbinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136594140
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Facing Disasters, Conflicts, and Failures Otto Lerbinger. Relief. and. Recovery.
Efforts. Relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster provide people with the
essentials to maintain life: water, food, shelter, and medical care. ... Mayor Mitch
Landrieu.319 Referring to “The New Orleans Index at Five,” a project of the
Brookings Institution and the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center, he
said the New Orleans region was poised to rebuild communities that are safer,
more sustainable ...