The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience emphasizes the intersection of urban planning and hazard mitigation as critical for community resilience, considering the interaction of social, environmental, and physical systems with disasters. The Handbook introduces and discusses the phases of disaster – mitigation, preparedness/response, and recovery – as well as each of the federal, state, and local players that address these phases from a planning and policy perspective.

Part I provides an overview of hazard vulnerability that begins with an explanation of what it means to be vulnerable to hazards, especially for socially vulnerable population segments. Part II discusses the politics of hazard mitigation; the failures of smart growth placed in hazardous areas; the wide range of land development policies and their associated risk; the connection between hazards and climate adaptation; and the role of structural and non-structural mitigation in planning for disasters. Part III covers emergency preparedness and response planning, the unmet needs people experience and community service planning; evacuation planning; and increasing community capacity and emergency response in developing countries. Part IV addresses recovery from and adaption to disasters, with topics such as the National Disaster Recovery Framework, long-term housing recovery; population displacement; business recovery; and designs in disasters. Finally, Part V demonstrates how disaster research is interpreted in practice – how to incorporate mitigation into the comprehensive planning process; how states respond to recovery; how cities undertake recovery planning; and how to effectively engage the whole community in disaster planning.

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience offers the most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research at the intersection of urban planning and disasters from a U.S. perspective. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in urban planning, sustainability, development response planning, emergency planning, recovery planning, hazard mitigation planning, land use planning, housing and community development as well as urban sociology, sociology of the community, public administration, homeland security, climate change, and related fields.

part I|64 pages


chapter 1|30 pages

An Overview of Hazards, Vulnerability, and Disasters

ByMichael K. Lindell

chapter 2|19 pages

Impacts on Socially Vulnerable Populations

ByShannon Van Zandt

chapter 3|13 pages

Risk Communication

A Review and Peek Ahead
ByGeorge Oliver Rogers

part II|112 pages

Contributions of Hazard Mitigation Planning to Community Resilience

chapter 4|9 pages

Next Generation Mitigation in a Changing World

ByJack D. Kartez

chapter 5|16 pages

The Politics and Governance of Mitigation

Considerations for Planning
ByKristin Taylor, Thomas Birkland

chapter 6|17 pages

A General Framework for Analyzing Planning for Community Resiliency

ByPhilip R. Berke, Ward Lyles

chapter 7|35 pages

The Adoption of Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation Policies, Programs, and Actions by Local Jurisdictions along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

ByWalter Gillis Peacock, Michelle Annette Meyer, Shannon Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Fayola Jacobs

chapter 8|13 pages

Recovery Versus Protection-Based Approaches to Flood Risk Reduction

Working Towards a Framework for More Effective Mitigation in the United States
BySamuel D. Brody, Wesley E. Highfield, William Merrell, Yoonjeong Lee

chapter 9|20 pages

Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation

ByHimanshu Grover

part III|64 pages

Contributions of Emergency Response Planning to Community Resilience

chapter 10|8 pages

Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

ByJennifer A. Horney, Garett Sansom

chapter 11|19 pages

Unmet Needs and Community Service Planning for Disasters

BySherry I. Bame, Sudha Arlikatti

chapter 12|17 pages

Evacuation Planning

ByHao-Che Wu, Shih-Kai Huang, Michael K. Lindell

chapter 13|18 pages

Emergency Preparedness and Immediate Response to Disasters

An International Perspective
BySudha Arlikatti, Carla S. Prater

part IV|82 pages

Contributions of Disaster Recovery Planning to Community Resilience

chapter 14|7 pages

Understanding Disaster Recovery and Adaptation

ByMichelle Annette Meyer

chapter 15|14 pages

The National Disaster Recovery Framework

ByJohn T. Cooper, Jaimie Hicks Masterson

chapter 16|20 pages

Housing Recovery after Disasters

ByYang Zhang, William Drake

chapter 17|16 pages

Population Displacement

ByAnn-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

chapter 18|10 pages

Business and Economic Impacts and Recovery

ByYu Xiao

chapter 19|13 pages

Facilitating Quality Design and Community Engagement in Housing Recovery

ByJaimie Hicks Masterson, Katherine Barbour Jakubcin

part V|85 pages

Contributions of Research to Practice

chapter 20|12 pages

Influences of Research on Practice

ByKenneth C. Topping

chapter 22|26 pages

The Role of States in Disaster Recovery

An Analysis of Engagement, Collaboration, and Capacity Building
ByGavin Smith

chapter 23|17 pages

Recovery Planning with U.S. Cities

ByLaurie A. Johnson