Research briefs

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In communities where social ties are strong and there is a sense of connectedness, residents are more readily able to rebound after a disruptive event.
Using Pakistan’s worst flooding in 2010 as a case study, researchers examined the disaster recovery activities after the flood.
New research supported by USAID is investigating whether investments in broadly based resilience help families to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic.
Otago researchers say policy makers should pre-plan for post-earthquake cordons use in order to minimise negative outcomes on residents and businesses.
Biloxi was devastated by hurricane Katrina. The story of its reconstruction can inform the long term recovery of other communities across the United States.
A PSU study that followed 400 households after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes provides insight into the resilience and change in short-term rural natural disaster recovery.
A new Stanford-led study provides information on how to invest in natural coastal ecosystems that the Bahamian government, community leaders and development banks are applying in post-disaster recovery and future storm preparation in the Bahamas.
New research reveals that open spaces, such as parks and plazas, and better street design could improve a community’s ability to recover from an earthquake.
A new study reveals that mutual microinsurance provided greater resilience for low-income Filipino communities after 2013's Typhoon Haiyan.
New research reveals how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of disasters, and build hope for the future.