Research briefs

Green Color/Shutterstock
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.
Northeastern University
Using Pakistan’s worst flooding in 2010 as a case study, researchers examined the disaster recovery activities after the flood.
Climate Adaptation Platform
New research supported by USAID is investigating whether investments in broadly based resilience help families to withstand the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of California, Davis
Otago researchers say policy makers should pre-plan for post-earthquake cordons use in order to minimise negative outcomes on residents and businesses.
University of Otago
Biloxi was devastated by hurricane Katrina. The story of its reconstruction can inform the long term recovery of other communities across the United States.
Conversation Media Group, the
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.
Portland State University
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.
Stanford News Service
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.
Texas A&M University System
A new study reveals that mutual microinsurance provided greater resilience for low-income Filipino communities after 2013's Typhoon Haiyan.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
New research reveals how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of disasters, and build hope for the future.
Aalto University