Select Resources for Disaster Recovery & Crisis Management,
Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2009)
1) Aldrich, Daniel and Kevin Crook (2008) Strong Civil Society as a Double-Edged Sword: Siting Trailers in
Post-Katrina New Orleans (with Kevin Crook), Political Research Quarterly (2008).
2) Aldrich, Daniel (2008) The Crucial Role of Civil Society in Disaster Recovery and Japan’s
Preparedness for Emergencies, Japan aktuell 3 (2008):pp. 81-96.
Both are available online as .pdfs at
Enabling Legislation and Authorities
Hearing before House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, May 14, 2009 on "An Independent FME: Restroing the Nation's' Capabilities for Effective EM and Disaster Response." Larry Larson, Exec. Dir. of ASFPM. Testimony ( May 14, 2009)
Olshansky and Johnson (Nov. 2008). Improving Post-Disaster Recovery: Initial Thoughts for New Administration. (unpublished paper, 7 pp.) Thoughtful summary of recovery findings and
advice to the new administration from two experienced field researchers. Although aimed at needed changes at the federal
level, there are some useful nuggets of advice for local officials
in there as well.
Provention Consortium (U.K.). Characteristics of a Disaster-Resilient Community (2007). Very nicely done document. A newer version of this is under development. Check the website for more information.
New Zealand. Resilience Management; A Framework for Assessing and Improving the Resilience of Organizations, by Mc Manus et al. Report #2007/01.
H. Katrina Outcomes:
RAND. Gulf Coast Policy Institute. Assortment of worthwhile analyses and reports.
Lui, Amy (Brookings). March 3, 2009. Fema's Gulf Coast Rebuilding Efforts: The Path Forward. Testimony to subcommittee of House Committee on Homeland Security. She provides an excellent
of the intergovernmental relations component of recovery
and offers some original suggestions. One might argue with them,
but they are well worth considering.
GAO. Disaster Recovery: Past Experiences Offer Recovery
Lessons for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Future Disasters.
March 3, 2009. Testimony, 15pp.
California CPA Education Foundation, Disaster Recovery Documents
Library of Congress. Emergency Preparedness: Hurricane Response and Recovery. As you would expect, focus is on the preservation of books and paper documents. (9/08)
Stanford University. Conservation of books and paper-based documents post disaster
2008 Midwest Floods:
Midwest Floods Spotlight Decrepit Infrastructure. July 2, 2008. Reuters News Service.
Galloway, Gerald. Sharing the Challenge: Floodplain Management into the 21 Century. A report of the Interagency Flood Plain Management Committee, 282 pages. An essential report and set of recommendations after the 1993 Midwest floods. (posted 6/21/08)
June 3, 2009. Higher Ed Conference. Rubin Presentation on Long Term Recovery; ppt slides.