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August/September 2019

The Hazards Issue

Learn why communities must use different recovery methods when one natural disaster prompts another. City planners explain why it's so important to address housing equity before and after disaster hits a community. In California, planners are using valuable new data and research to plan for the next earthquake.

Featured Articles

The Falling Dominoes of Climate Change

When one natural disaster triggers another, resiliency requires a different approach, writes Brian Barth. PLUS: Isle de Jean Charles: A case study in the inequitable outcomes of multi-headed hazards.
 

Funding for More than a Rainy Day

Bipartisan action in Congress hints at a shift in federal disaster funding priorities. Kevin Brass reports. PLUS: Planning for hazards? Start here.
 

Planners Tool Up for the Next Big One

Laurie A. Johnson and Anne Wein explain how data-driven tools can help communities better prepare for earthquakes.

Striving for Equity in Post-Disaster Housing

Disaster relief policies often exacerbate the disruption and loss experienced by vulnerable communities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Story by Alexandra Miller and Jeffrey Goodman.
 

Puerto Rico Lurches Toward Recovery

Two years after Irma and Maria, the island territory’s recovery is just beginning. Ivis Garcia, Robert B. Olshansky, and David Carrasquillo share updates from the field.
 

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