Greensburg, KS - recovery from tornado outbreak.
Prof. Jack Rozdilsky has provided a short case summary titled “City as Sandbox for Green Building,” about Greensburg, KS. His article is in the current issue of the Hazards Observer, issued by the Univ. of Colorado’s Hazards Center, pages 7-10. I recommend the whole issue for those of you not familiar with the HO. [Subscriptions are free.]
Of particular interest to me is how replicatable their recovery process is. For the past 5 years, Greensburg has been cited as a model of recovery. But as Jack points out: "Because of the special circumstances Greensburg has faced the recovery lessons there may be of limited usefulness to other communities."
Social Science Research Council ( Jan. 2009). Hurricane Katrina Research Bibliography, by K. Erikson and L. Peek. http://lamar.colostate.edu/%7Eloripeek/KatrinaBibliography.pdf
R.W. Kates, C. E. Colten, S. Laska, and S.P. Leatherman. Reconstruction of New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective. Online article, published Oct. 3, 2006 in PNAS.org Vol. 103, No. 4; pp. 14653-14660. Very interesting article, with a highly original point of view. It is disappointing, however, in that much of the research cited is old; recovery research in the past decade is under-reported.
Comparative Case Studies - approaches to
English version of article,
written by Prof. Wm. Siembieda;pPublished in Chile. (May, 2012). The Road to Recovery: How Japan, New Zealand, and Chile Meet Their Disaster Challenges. Article provides a useful framework for thinking about disaster recovery experiences and comparing them.
Laura Olson, Dissertation (2012). citation pending. * * *
Rubin et al (1985) Community Recovery From Natural Disasters. Monograph from NHRAIC, No. 41. Contains 14 case studies of recovery and a conceptual framework re essential characteristics of efficient recovery. Hard copy only; reprints are available from the Hazards Center at the Univ. of Colorado/Boulder. [http://www.colorado.edu/hazards] Derivative reports were published in Spectra and Mass Emergencies.
Phillips, Brenda D. and David M. Neal. Chapter 11: Recovery in Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government, Washington, D.C.: ICMA. Second Edition. [Available only in hard copy.] year = ?
National Research Council (2004) Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake Geotechnical Board, National Research Council. 288 pages.
Recovery in Small and Rural Communities . See special issue of Sociology Journal. From Auburn Univ. (2011)
Congressional Research Service. Rebuilding Housing After Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned and Unresolved Issues. Dec. 19, 2006. RL33761 [Obtain via www.opencrs.com.]
National Research Council (2006) Facing Hazards and Disasters: Understanding Human Dimensions. Chapter 4 (pp146-179) provides an excellent summary of the last several decades of social science research on recovery from disasters and also makes some insightful recommendations about future research topics. http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11671
Public Administration Review (2007).Special Supplementary Issue on Administrative Failure in the Wake of Katrina, sponsored by LA State University. Supplement to Vol. 67. Dec. 2007. American Society of Public Administration. (www.aspanet.org).