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The Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Law and Policy: Risk, Recovery and Redevelopment

Edited by: Susan Shu-Hui Kuo, John Travis Marshall, Ryan Rowberry

ISBN13: 9781108488570
To be Published: December 2031
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £145.00

This century's major disasters from Hurricane Katrina and the Fukushima nuclear meltdown to devastating Nepalese earthquakes and the recent crippling volcanic eruptions and tsunamis in Tonga have repeatedly taught that government institutions are ill-prepared for major disaster events, leaving the most vulnerable among us unprotected. These tragedies represent just the beginning of a new era of disaster – an era of floods, heatwaves, droughts, and pandemics fueled by climate change. Laws and government institutions have struggled to adapt to the scope of the challenge; old models of risk no longer apply. This Handbook provides timely guidance, taking stock of the field of disaster law and policy as it has developed since Hurricane Katrina. Experts from a wide range of academic and practical backgrounds address the root causes of disaster vulnerability and offer solutions to build more resilient communities to ensure that no one is left behind.

Public International Law
Part I. Critical Perspectives on the Evolution of Disaster Law and Policy:
1. Catastrophe is not the end but the beginning
Donovan Finn
2. The flood: Political economy and disaster
Mari Matsuda
Part II. Effective Governance as an Imperative for Responsive Disaster Law and Policy:
3. Governance structures for recovery and resilience
Susan L. Cutter
4. Governance strategies for mitigating urban heat island effect
Dawid Sześciło
5. Regulatory institutional challenges to prevent mining dam disasters in Brazil
Patricia Sampaio and Rômulo Sampaio
6. Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change
Livhuwani David Nemakonde and Dewald van Niekerk
7. Climate resilience in the greater bay area of South China
Maria Francesch-Huidobro
8. An adaptive legal framework for water security concerns in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao greater bay area
Ping Yu Fan and Kwok Pan Chun
Part III. Law's Role in Promoting Hazard Mitigation: Intergovernmental, International, National, and Local Approaches:
9. Local resilience, land use law, and disaster planning
John R. Nolon
10. Financing city resilience
Arthur C. Nelson
11. Disaster, land use, and European Union law
Juli Ponce
12. Covid-19 and cooperation in times of disaster
Matiangai Sirleaf
13. Disaster recovery in rural communities
Ann M. Eisenberg
14. Wildfire federalism
Stephen R. Miller
15. A comparative review of hazard-prone housing acquisition laws, policies, and programs in the United States and Aotearoa New Zealand
Gavin Smith and Wendy Saunders
16. Urban transformation as a resilience strategy
Asli Ceylan Oner and Haluk Özener
17. How green cities prevent disasters?
Wellington Migliari
18. Constructing a resilient energy supply
Shelley Welton
19. Building a resilient power grid
Robert R.M. Verchick
20. Weaponizing private property and the chilling effect of regulatory takings jurisprudence in combating global warming
Danaya C. Wright
Part IV. Private Sector Initiatives to Promote Disaster Resilience and Recovery:
21. Averting disasters through watershed policy advocacy
Chinkie Peliño-Golle and Florence Chio Baula
22. Insuring natural catastrophes in America
Christopher French
23. Corporate compliance and climate change
Susan S. Kuo and Benjamin Means
Part V. Lawyers as Disaster Law and Policy Leaders: Training for Students and Guidance for Practitioners:
24. Creating blueprints for law school responses to natural disasters
Jeffrey R. Baker, Christine E. Cerniglia, Davida Finger, Luz Herrera, and JoNel Newman
25. Law and lawyers in disaster response
Clifford J. Villa
Part VI. Cultural Heritage Protection and Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities for Advancing Disaster Law and Policy:
26. Scheduled monuments and sites at risk of coastal erosion
Pernille Denise Frederiksen and Marianne Lindegaard Rasmussen
27. Heritage-related disaster policy in the United States
Sara C. Bronin
28. Love for heritage in the time of Covid-19
Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
29. Reflections on urban cultural heritage, public health, and public participation
Ryan Rowberry
Part VII. Disasters and Vulnerable Communities:
30. After the storm
Brie Sherwin
31. Social construction of disaster survivors and displaced populations
Alka Sapat, Arjola Belilaq, and Ann-Margaret Esnard
32. From Covid-19 to climate change
Cinnamon P. Carlarne
33. Disasters and disability
Lance Gable