Acting in Time on Disaster Response and Recovery

The South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Sichuan earthquake and Cyclone Nargis: in the aftermath of landscape scale disasters, there is often a widespread feeling that we could have done more – more in advance to reduce the impact of these events, and more to be ready to deal quickly with their consequences.

The disaster management component of the Acting in Time initiative examines how we can better deal with landscape scale disasters –events in which destruction spreads farther than the eye can see. This research project focuses on two major elements of disaster management – response and recovery – in an effort to identify ways in which we can address such concerns.


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