Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters
What does it really mean to reconstruct a city after a natural, biological or man-made disaster? Is the repair and reinstatement of buildings and infrastructure sufficient without the mending of social fabric? The authors of this volume believe that the true measure of success should be societal. After all, a city without people is no city at all. Invisible Reconstruction takes the view that effective disaster mitigation and recovery require interdisciplinary tactics. Historian Lucia Patrizio Gunning and urbanist Paola Rizzi expand beyond the confines of individual disciplines or disaster studies to bring together academics and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, comparing strategies and outcomes in different scenarios and cultures from South America, Europe and Asia. From cultural heritage and public space to education and participation, contributors reflect on the interconnection of people, culture and environment and on constructive approaches to strengthening the intangible ties to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability. By bringing practical examples of how communities and individuals have reacted to or prepared for disaster, the publication proposes a shift in public policy to ensure that essential physical reinforcement and rebuilding are matched by attention to societal needs. Invisible Reconstruction is essential reading for policymakers, academics and practitioners working to reduce the impact of natural, biological and man-made disaster or to improve post-disaster recovery.
Keywordsdisaster;recovery;history;earthquakes;reconstruction;urban planning;Italy;Japan;resilience;city reconstruction;natural disaster;biological disaster;man-made disaster;reinstatement of buildings;infrastructure;city;urban studies;disaster mitigation;disaster recovery;interdisciplinary;urbanism;disaster studies;South America;Europe;Asia;cultural heritage;public space;participation, people;culture;environment;intangible ties;communities;disaster preparation;public policy;physical reinforcement;rebuilding;societal needs;policymakers;disaster impact;post-disaster recovery
ISBN9781800083509, 9781800083516, 9781800083523, 9781800083493
Publication date and placeLondon, 2022
Social impact of disasters
Urban & municipal planning
Museology & heritage studies