Recommendations from NHMA

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Resilience Matters – Strengthening Communities in an Era of Upheaval. Edited by Laurie Mazur

    • Ebook:188 pages
    • Publisher: Island Press (2019)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN: 978-1-64283-065-1

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The Ostrich Paradox; Why We Underprepare for Disasters. By Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther

    • Paperback:132 pages
    • Publisher:Wharton Digital Press (February 7, 2017)
    • Language:English
    • ISBN-10:1613630808
    • ISBN-13:978-1613630808

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Resilience The Ultimate Sustainability  (Lessons from Failing to Develop a Stronger and Safer Built Environment) Second Edition (2016)

  • Author: Aris Papadopoulos
  • Publisher, Resilience Action Fund
  • Language: English
  • ISBN #978-0-9861816-1-0
  • IeBook – $10
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Cassandra's Curse cover imageSpecial Issue Cassandra’s Curse: The Law and Foreseeable Future Disasters (Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Volume 68) edited by Surat, Austin; Burton, Lloyd and Sun, Lisa; Emerald Group Publishing Limited (2015)

  • Series: Studies in Law Politics and Society (Book 68)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited; Special edition (October 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785602993
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785602993


Bounce ForwardBounce Forward: View as a [PDF]

While climate change is a global problem, its effects are—and increasingly will be—felt locally in communities across the United States and around the globe. Just as federal- and state-level action on climate change is required, cities also play a critical role in mitigating climate change and helping society prepare for those impacts that it is too late to prevent.
Given this important role of cities, the Kresge Environment Program has focused its efforts to help communities build their resilience in the face of climate change.



Equity in Resilience Building Climate Adaptation IndicatorsEquity in Resilience Building Climate Adaptation
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What constitutes strengthening resilience through equitable adaptation planning? How do we assess the context comprehensively so that effective methods are designed? To be able to declare that community resilience has been achieved, we must develop systems that address the needs and provide protection for those most vulnerable and marginalized.



Natural Hazard Mitigation
Focusing on hazard mitigation from a practical perspective, this book provides guidance on the implementation and selection of hazard mitigation projects.
The NHMA contributors include:
NHMA Board President – Ed Thomas
NHMA Treasurer – Rev. Dick Krajeski
NHMA Founding Board Member – Dr. Kris Peterson
NHMA Board Member  – Bob Anderson
Former Board Member – Jerry V. Graves
NHMA Member – Dr. Monica FarrisNHMA Member – Erin Patton
NHMA Member – Maggie Olivier
NHMA Member – French Wetmore
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Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow

When houses are flattened, towns submerged, and people stranded without electricity or even food, we attribute the suffering to “natural disasters” or “acts of God.” But what if they’re neither? What if we, as a society, are bringing these catastrophes on ourselves?

Kindle Version:Catastrophe-in-the Making-amazonCatastrophe in the Making, the first book to recognize Hurricane Katrina not as a “perfect storm,” but a tragedy of our own making—and one that could become commonplace.[Kindle Edition]

Design for Flooding: Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design for Resilience to Climate Change

About the Author Donald Watson, FAIA,
an architect and planner, is former chair of the Yale School of Architecture Environmental Design Program, and former professor and dean of the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received the 2002 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award and the 2005 AARC Haecker Leadership Award for Architectural Research.