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Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation

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Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation is designed to help communities improve their resiliency and provides how-to guidance for communities to start their mitigation planning and disaster-recovery planning processes.  The new report was produced by the American Planning Association (APA) through a cooperative agreement from FEMA, and is a follow-up edition to the popular Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction (FEMA 421) report originally published in 1998.

The Next Generation report takes into account changes in federal legislation as well as the increasing frequency and severity of disasters striking U.S. communities. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is featured as the Foreword author of the report, and he relays the importance of planning to limit the impact of disasters. He notes, “If a community is planning for the future, development and redevelopment must incorporate reduction of future risks.” The report provides resources to assist communities with their disaster recovery planning, including a model recovery ordinance for communities that want to enhance their disaster recovery planning before a disaster strikes and domestic and international case studies that share recovery lessons.

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Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation is designed to help communities improve their resiliency and provides how-to guidance for communities to start their mitigation planning and disaster-recovery planning processes.  The new report was produced by the American Planning Association (APA) through a cooperative agreement from FEMA, and is a follow-up edition to the popular Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction (FEMA 421) report originally published in 1998. 

The Next Generation report takes into account changes in federal legislation as well as the increasing frequency and severity of disasters striking U.S. communities. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is featured as the Foreword author of the report, and he relays the importance of planning to limit the impact of disasters. He notes, “If a community is planning for the future, development and redevelopment must incorporate reduction of future risks.” The report provides resources to assist communities with their disaster recovery planning, including a model recovery ordinance for communities that want to enhance their disaster recovery planning before a disaster strikes and domestic and international case studies that share recovery lessons.

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