Habitat for Humanity Releases Disaster Planning Report

Drawing examples from a vast supply of disasters in recent years, this 30-page report emphasizes planning and policy for not just housing, but also land tenure and community input, with long-term perspectives.

From the annual report's web page:

"Natural disasters are a fact of life. In recent years, earthquakes have shaken Japan, China, Indonesia and Haiti; flooding has swamped Pakistan and the Mississippi Delta; hurricanes have tested New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast; and tornadoes have ripped through Alabama and Arkansas. Over the past five years, more than 13 million people have lost their home to a natural disaster.

"Housing cities after a disaster" highlights the urgent need for urban disaster planning and outlines how planning for permanence during rebuilding creates a more solid path to recovery."

Full Story: Shelter Report 2012 — Build Hope: Housing Cities After a Disaster

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