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The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience
Integrating Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery Planning

Edited By

Michael K Lindell

ISBN 9781138886957
Published August 8, 2019 by Routledge
440 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience emphasizes the intersection of urban planning and hazard mitigation as critical for community resilience, considering the interaction of social, environmental, and physical systems with disasters. The Handbook introduces and discusses the phases of disaster – mitigation, preparedness/response, and recovery – as well as each of the federal, state, and local players that address these phases from a planning and policy perspective.

Part I provides an overview of hazard vulnerability that begins with an explanation of what it means to be vulnerable to hazards, especially for socially vulnerable population segments. Part II discusses the politics of hazard mitigation; the failures of smart growth placed in hazardous areas; the wide range of land development policies and their associated risk; the connection between hazards and climate adaptation; and the role of structural and non-structural mitigation in planning for disasters. Part III covers emergency preparedness and response planning, the unmet needs people experience and community service planning; evacuation planning; and increasing community capacity and emergency response in developing countries. Part IV addresses recovery from and adaption to disasters, with topics such as the National Disaster Recovery Framework, long-term housing recovery; population displacement; business recovery; and designs in disasters. Finally, Part V demonstrates how disaster research is interpreted in practice – how to incorporate mitigation into the comprehensive planning process; how states respond to recovery; how cities undertake recovery planning; and how to effectively engage the whole community in disaster planning.

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience offers the most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research at the intersection of urban planning and disasters from a U.S. perspective. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in urban planning, sustainability, development response planning, emergency planning, recovery planning, hazard mitigation planning, land use planning, housing and community development as well as urban sociology, sociology of the community, public administration, homeland security, climate change, and related fields.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

Chapter 1: An Overview of Hazards, Vulnerability, and Disasters

Michael K. Lindell

Chapter 2: Impacts on Socially Vulnerable Populations

Shannon Van Zandt

Chapter 3: Risk Communication: A Review and Peek Ahead

George Oliver Rogers

Part II: Contributions of Hazard Mitigation Planning to Community Resilience

Chapter 4: Next Generation Mitigation in a Changing World

Jack D. Kartez

Chapter 5: The Politics and Governance of Mitigation: Considerations for Planning

Kristin Taylor and Thomas Birkland

Chapter 6: A General Framework for Analyzing Planning for Community Resiliency

Philip R. Berke and Ward Lyles

Chapter 7: The Adoption of Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation Policies, Programs, and Actions by Local Jurisdictions along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

Walter Gillis Peacock, Michelle Annette Meyer,  Shannon Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover and Fayola Jacobs,

Chapter 8: Recovery Versus Protection-Based Approaches to Flood Risk Reduction: Working Towards a Framework for More Effective Mitigation in the United States

Samuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, William Merrell, and Yoonjeong Lee

Chapter 9: Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation

Himanshu Grover

Part III: Contributions of Emergency Response Planning to Community Resilience

Chapter 10: Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

Jennifer A. Horney and Garett Sansom

Chapter 11: Unmet Needs and Community Service Planning for Disasters

Sherry I. Bame and Sudha Arlikatti

Chapter 12: Evacuation Planning

Hao-Che Wu, Shih-Kai Huang, Michael K. Lindell

Chapter 13: Emergency Preparedness and Immediate Response to Disasters: An International Perspective

Sudha Arlikatti and Carla S. Prater

Part IV: Contributions of Disaster Recovery Planning to Community Resilience

Chapter 14: Understanding Disaster Recovery and Adaptation

Michelle Annette Meyer

Chapter 15: The National Disaster Recovery Framework

John T. Cooper, Jr. and Jaimie Hicks Masterson

Chapter 16: Housing Recovery after Disasters

Yang Zhang and William Drake

Chapter 17: Population Displacement

Ann-Margaret Esnard and Alka Sapat

Chapter 18: Business and Economic Impacts and Recovery

Yu Xiao

Chapter 19: Facilitating Quality Design and Community Engagement in Housing Recovery

Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Katherine Barbour Jakubcin

Part V: Contributions of Research to Practice

Chapter 20: Influences of Research on Practice

Kenneth C. Topping

Chapter 21: Incorporating Hazard Mitigation into the Local Comprehensive Planning Process

Zhenghong Tang

Chapter 22: The Role of States in Disaster Recovery: An Analysis of Engagement, Collaboration, and Capacity Building

Gavin Smith

Chapter 23: Recovery Planning with U.S. Cities

Laurie A. Johnson

Chapter 24: Reflections on Engaging Socially Vulnerable Populations in Disaster Planning

John T. Cooper, Jr.

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Michael K. Lindell is an Emeritus Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, Boise State University, and Oregon State University. His research interests include organizational emergency preparedness and response, training/exercises, warning systems, evacuation modeling, household disaster preparedness, risk communication, risk perception, household disaster response, disaster impact models, cognitive processing of visual displays, and survey research methods.


"This handbook is an extraordinary contribution to the field of hazard and disaster planning. Michael Lindell, one of the most esteemed hazard scholars of the past fifty years, has assembled an incredible group of planning and policy scholars. Their discussions focus upon hazard and disaster planning for mitigation, preparedness/response, and recovery within the context of community and societal resilience. This sourcebook is a blueprint for linking research perspectives and findings into policy and practice."Dr. Dennis Wenger, Program Director, retired, Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events, National Science Foundation, USA

"This handbook is a solid primer for planners who must make their communities safer and more resilient in the face of the rising tide of disasters in the 21st Century. If this is your job, this book is a valuable resource." – James C. Schwab, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa, Chair-Elect, APA Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Planning Division, USA