Natural Disaster Analysis after Hurricane Katrina

Risk Assessment, Economic Impacts and Social Implications

Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Honorary Doctorate, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Peter Gordon, Professor, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California, US and James E. Moore II, Professor, University of Southern California, US

This influential book explores the key policy implications arising from Hurricane Katrina. Leading scholars from fields as diverse as decision analysis, risk management, economics, engineering, transportation, urban planning and sociology investigate the policy issues associated with insurance, flood control and rebuilding levees, housing, tourism, utility lifelines recovery and resilience, evacuation and relocation and racial inferences. By assessing the disruption of life in New Orleans, as well as the inter-regional economic impacts of the disaster, the authors suggest steps that can be taken to minimize future risks, not only in New Orleans but all locations threatened by natural disasters.

2009 320 pp Paperback 978 1 84844 776 9 £49.00 £39.20 $78.00 $62.40
2008 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 357 1 £111.00 £99.90 $165.00 $148.50

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