Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Disaster Planning Manual

From Professor William Berkowitz via the Comm-Org e-list:

In light of recent events in Japan, we are writing to remind Co-Listers that a group of community psychology colleagues has recently published a disaster recovery manual (free, downloadable) titled How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action.

Chapters cover the steps required to understand the potential effects of disaster, organize the community, assess its needs, make an action plan, choose a strategy or strategies for intervention, reach out to various constituencies, track results, and share lessons learned. A distinctive feature of the 104-page text is its grounding in psychological knowledge and in psychological principles closely linked to disaster recovery.



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