Disasters make obvious the need to reduce risk in reconstruction, so that avoidable calamities are not repeated. Often, however, the demand and need for risk reduction in reconstruction is faced with significant obstacles due to the complexity and constant urgency of post-disaster environments. This research and work investigates some of the fundamental components for risk reduction in the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It originates from extended work following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand and the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Lallemant, D., Soden, R., Rubinyi, S., Loos, S., Barns, K., Bhattacherjee, G. (2017) Post-disaster damage assessments as catalysts for recovery: A look at assessments conducted in the wake of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Earthquake Spectra. (accepted 2017)
Lallemant, D., Keiko, K., Nepal, G., Mainali, G., “Nepal 2015 Earthquake Post Disaster Needs Assessment – Housing and Human Settlement Sector Report”, Government of Nepal National Planning Commission (2015).
McNaughton, E., Lallemant, D., Wills, J. (2015), “Leading in Disaster Recovery – A Companion through the Chaos.” Book on disaster recovery leadership. Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4764.3689
Lallemant, D., (2014). “Supporting and Informing the Process of Risk Arbitration in Post-Disaster Recovery” Conf. Proceedings and Plenary Talk, Third International Conference on Urban Disaster Recovery, Sept 28-Oct 1st, 2014. Boulder Colorado.
Lallemant, D., (2013), Chapter title: “Risk Reduction in Post-Disaster Reconstruction,” pages 80-98 in report “Analyzing the Haiti Post-earthquake Shelter and Housing Response: What was Done and What Was Learned?,” The World Bank Publications.
Lallemant, D. (2011). “Urban Reconstruction in a Challenging Environment – The Case of Haiti”, Invited Presentation, World Reconstruction Conference & Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva 2011, May 10-13, Geneva, Switzerland.
Lallemant, D. (2010). “Observations of Post-Disaster Reconstruction Efforts Following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake”, Invited Presentation, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, June 29th, 2010.
Various blog posts on ResilientUrbanism.org