After the Hurricane: Linking Recovery to Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

After the Hurricane: Linking Recovery to Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

by Philip R. Berke, Timothy Beatley
     
 

Hugo... Andrew... Felix... Fran... The names of hurricanes that have devastated the Caribbean region are firmly implanted in the minds of those who survived them. Beyond the scrutiny of the press and television cameras, those survivors often struggle not only with the destruction left in the hurricane's wake but also with the chaotic and disruptive circumstances

Overview

Hugo... Andrew... Felix... Fran... The names of hurricanes that have devastated the Caribbean region are firmly implanted in the minds of those who survived them. Beyond the scrutiny of the press and television cameras, those survivors often struggle not only with the destruction left in the hurricane's wake but also with the chaotic and disruptive circumstances brought about by massive infusions of well-intentioned "aid." In After the Hurricane, Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley present state-of-the-art research on recovery programs that work -- programs that provide immediate aid to victims and lay the basis for sustainable development and growth.

Drawing on three years of extensive field research on Jamaica, Antigua, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis, Berke and Beatley offer detailed analysis of the effects of two recent major hurricanes -- Gilbert in 1988 and Hugo in 1989.

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Proposes that disaster recovery programs can not only provide immediate aid to victims, but also be used to lay the basis for sustainable growth. The authors explore the opportunities offered by the recovery period for strengthening local institutions to provide for long-term social, economic, and physical development; show how economic aid can be channeled beyond immediate needs to provide long-term development initiatives; and suggest ways of rethinking traditional approaches to aid. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801856242
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/02/1997
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Philip R. Berke is associate professor of land use and environmental policy in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Timothy Beatley is associate professor and former chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

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