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Invisible Reconstruction: Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters

Patrizio Gunning, Lucia and Rizzi, P (Eds). (2022) Invisible Reconstruction: Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters. Fringe. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Book
Title: Invisible Reconstruction: Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters
ISBN-13: 9781800083493
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781800083493
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781800083493
Language: English
Additional information: Collection © Editors, 2022 Text © Contributors, 2022 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2022 Any third-party material in this book is not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence. Details of the copyright ownership and permitted use of third-party material is given in the image (or extract) credit lines. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright owner. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial Nonderivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non- commercial use provided author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: Gunning, L. P., and Rizzi, P. (eds). 2022. Invisible Reconstruction: Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters. London: UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.781800083493 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: disaster, recovery, history, reonstruction
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10161484
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