Shelter Report 2012


Build Hope: Housing Cities After a 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.

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.

Brookings videoBrookings Institution panel discussion: “Rebuilding a City: The Dos and Don’ts in Post-Disaster Urban Recovery” (video)


Shelter Report 2012


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