24 Nov '12, 8pm

And here's the full 1994 guide to #sustainable redevelopment for disaster-affected communities- a cautionary tale

In the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1993, a movement has begun toward "sustainable redevelopment"-- the practice of recovering from disasters in ways that improve the quality of people's lives, the durability of their communities, and the prospects of their children. As this book was being written in the Spring of 1994, at least three Midwestern communities were actively employing sustainable redevelopment principles in their recovery from flooding the year before. A White House Task Force was calling for profound reforms in the nation's disaster recovery policies, including the use of sustainable redevelopment practices as communities rebuild. "Relocations, in particular, offer a unique opportunity to start from scratch in planning and constructing to assure that sustainable development becomes an integral part of the entire community," the Task Force says.

Full article: http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/articles/RFTF1.shtml

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