EXTRA, EXTRA/Guidelines for rebuilding sustainably
All along the Gulf Coast, businesses and residents are anxious to rebuild and restore normalcy to their communities. A new book from the Fairfax, Va.-based Public Entity Risk Institute, however, encourages readers to incorporate the principles of sustainability into their recovery, particularly if the principles were not followed previously. “Holistic Disaster Recovery: Ideas for Building Local Sustainability after a Natural Disaster” includes recent recovery case studies. Written for local government staff and officials, state planners, emergency management professionals and disaster recovery experts, the book directs readers to consider economic vitality, environmental quality, social equity, quality of life, resident participation and disaster resiliency in recovery efforts. To order the $35 book, visit www.riskinstitute.org.