Holistic Disaster Recovery:
Ideas for Building Local Sustainability after a Natural Disaster
The Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, announces a new training course entitled "Holistic Disaster Recovery: Ideas for Building Local Sustainability after a Natural Disaster," to be held in Boulder, Colorado, August 27-30, 2001.
The course is intended for local, state, federal, and private sector decision makers, planners, emergency managers, building officials, economic development directors, environmental specialists, and others who may be involved in recovery by a disaster-stricken community. It is designed to help them prepare and implement holistic recovery that results in a more sustainable community. By juxtaposing the components of sustainability (economic vitality, livability, environmental quality, disaster resilience, social equity, and participatory decision making) with likely postdisaster problems (damaged infrastructure, inadequate housing, ecosystem degradation, business disruption, etc.), participants will explore opportunities to enhance a town, city, or county during disaster recovery. For each opportunity, the course will consider various options for planning and taking action, funding strategies, and sources of expertise. The fee for the training course is $985.
More information is available from Jacki Monday, Program Manager, Natural Hazards Center, 482 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0482;
(303) 492-2149; fax: (303) 492-2151; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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