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Now Available–Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster

Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter, Editors

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 8 color, 60 b/w illus.

Paper 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-1980-5 | $34.95 | £23.00

A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

Rebuilding Urban Places After DisasterThis volume examines the rebuilding of cities and their environs after a disaster and focuses on four major issues: making cities less vulnerable to disaster, reestablishing economic viability, responding to the permanent needs of the displaced, and recreating a sense of place.

Planetizen.com listed Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina among its Top 10 Planning Books of the Year,
calling the new book "an insightful tool for understanding the
implications of this and other disasters on the field of planning."

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