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From the summer 2015 40th Anniversary Conference at the University of CO/Boulder. Three of the keynote talks. Go to this link for a posting.

American Planning Association (Jan. 2015), Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation; 205 pp.   You can download it or order a hard copy. This document has been in the works for years and was written by several national experts.  See also the APA website for a number of supporting and supplement files related to the report.

Article by James Fossett  that is worth highlighting. See Let’s Stop Improvising Disaster Recovery. (2013)

As of Dec. 2013: – an annotated index of 3 years of postings on this blog site.  The 23 page Roundup of Recovery Resources provides citations and direct URLs to significant reports, studies, and other sources.  You can quickly obtain a copy, via email, for a contribution of $25. or more to the RecoveryDiva blog — just use the donation button in the top right corner of the homepage: http://recoverydiva.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

ARTICLES and REPORTS:

  • Rubin Recovery Article; ” Long Term Recovery; The Neglected Component of Emergency Management” by Claire B. Rubin, in JHSEM, Vol.6 #46, 2009.

BOOKS and CHAPTERS

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6 Responses to Worth Reading

  1. Gerard Hoetmer says:

    I am glad to see that the Recovery Diva blog is still very active and useful. I listened to the climatologist James Hensen today present a summary of his new report on the growing and dire threat of climate change “Ice Melt, Sea Levee Rise and Superstorms.” Intuitively in 1991 when the world’s population was a mere 5.2 billion, I warned city and county managers in the first edition of “Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government” about this threat, citing the National Academy of Sciences consensus estimate of the earth mean temperature change increase of 1.5-4.5 degrees Celsius in the 21st century and heeding them to be aware of the consequences by quoting climatologist Stephen Schneider’s prediction that “a change of this magnitude could dramatically alter accustomed climate patterns affecting agriculture, water supplies, disease patterns, ecosystems, endangered species, severe storms, sea levels, and coastal flooding”. I concluded with a similar dire prediction “climate change could come without warning-like an avalanche or lightning-when carbon dioxide suddenly surges and breaks a ‘threshold’.” I hope with this new report local government leaders will be paying a little more attention.

    • recoverydiva says:

      Hi Gerry: Nice to hear from you. And thanks to you the blog got its start six years ago with support from PERI.

      I did see that report and have not yet had a chance to cite it. We have a lot to do to cope with the needs.

      • Gerard Hoetmer says:

        Claire, Unfortunately the report’s warnings will remained unheard. First, because terrorism is and will continue to be the front page news and second, because of the report’s off the charts frightening predictions will cause it to be buried as hyperbole. I think the time has arrived to stop talking about the cause of climate change due to the political polarization and inaction that incites but instead to focus on mitigation and resilience. There seems to be little that we can do stop the increase in mean global temperatures whatever the cause. Gerry P.S, It would be helpful if I learned to spell, citing the word siting in my previous blog. P.S.S. Recovery Diva was one of the best investments PERI made. GJH

      • recoverydiva says:

        I fixed the spelling error.
        Thanks for the compliment. In this case the seed money did produce a product that has gone on for 5 more years (so far).

  2. recoverydiva says:

    Glad you like the site. Be sure and see our latest site: http://www.disasterbookstore.com

    Regards,
    Claire

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve subscribed to your blog for my agency which is a disaster response operation in San Diego during emergencies. It’s essential to have resources like your blog available to us to be able to locate information that can be redistributed to the public as appropriate.

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