Blueprint for Disaster

Blueprint for Disaster, then,is an urgent reminder of the havoc poorly conceived policy can wreak on our most vulnerable citizens.

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Author: D. Bradford Hunt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226360874

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago’s public housing projects once had long waiting lists of would-be residents hoping to leave the slums behind. So what went wrong? To answer this complicated question, D. Bradford Hunt traces public housing’s history in Chicago from its New Deal roots through current mayor Richard M. Daley’s Plan for Transformation. In the process, he chronicles the Chicago Housing Authority’s own transformation from the city’s most progressive government agency to its largest slumlord. Challenging explanations that attribute the projects’ decline primarily to racial discrimination and real estate interests, Hunt argues that well-intentioned but misguided policy decisions—ranging from design choices to maintenance contracts—also paved the road to failure. Moreover, administrators who fully understood the potential drawbacks did not try to halt such deeply flawed projects as Cabrini-Green and the Robert Taylor Homes. These massive high-rise complexes housed unprecedented numbers of children but relatively few adults, engendering disorder that pushed out the working class and, consequently, the rents needed to maintain the buildings. The resulting combination of fiscal crisis, managerial incompetence, and social unrest plunged the CHA into a quagmire from which it is still struggling to emerge. Blueprint for Disaster, then,is an urgent reminder of the havoc poorly conceived policy can wreak on our most vulnerable citizens.

Blueprint for Disaster

The wacky triumvirate of Bucky, Satchel, and Rob are back in this Get Fuzzy collection, Rob Wilco is the mild-mannered ad executive caretaker of Bucky and Satchel.

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Author: Darby Conley

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449427641

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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You have to wonder what kind of pets cartoonist Darby Conley had as a child. If they were anything like Bucky Katt and Satchel Pooch. . . well, life in the Conley house must have been interesting to say the least. The wacky triumvirate of Bucky, Satchel, and Rob are back in this Get Fuzzy collection, Rob Wilco is the mild-mannered ad executive caretaker of Bucky and Satchel. Satchel is a sweet and naive shar-pei-yellow-Lab cross, while Bucky is a Siamese with "cat-titude" to spare. Bucky and Satchel get along like, well, like cats and dogs. Like a beleaguered parent, Rob constantly must thwart Bucky's schemes and protect the unsuspecting Satchel. His pets' mischief continually disrupts his attempts to meet women. You try explaining to your date why your cat thinks he's a gangsta rapper and your dog is filming his "crib" for MTV. Would anyone live with humans who behaved like this? Bitingly funny with a wry sense of the absurdity of life with pets, Get Fuzzy appeals to everyone who has ever lived in a mixed-species household.

The Voucher Plan

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Author: Edd Doerr

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:8049908

Category: Church schools

Page: 8

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Blueprint for Disaster

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Author: Disaster Corps, inc. Kansas City, Mo

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:52021912

Category: Kansas City (Mo.)

Page:

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Disaster Medicine

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Author: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Disaster Medicine. White Paper Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:503625472

Category:

Page: 9

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Blueprint for Marriage

Blueprint for Marriage is a must, because when all else fails we should, "Follow the directions." Blueprint for Marriage is more than a self-help book; it is also a useful reference guide for counselors and marriage mentors.

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Author: Gary Overholt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365837661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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Blueprint for Marriage is a must, because when all else fails we should, "Follow the directions." Blueprint for Marriage is more than a self-help book; it is also a useful reference guide for counselors and marriage mentors. A design can be very complex or extremely simple, but in either case, the blueprint is a tool that can be used to recreate what somebody else has envisioned in his or her mind. When the designer and builder are one in the same, the end result is solid. In the case of marriage, we must ask the questions: "Do we have a designer, and if we have a designer, did that designer have a purpose in mind and did that purposeful design come with a blueprint?" The fact of the matter is: The Bible does reveal for us a blueprint for marriage. It is a very simple blueprint but at the same time very precise. The end result of not following God's design is creating something different from what he intended. That's a blueprint for disaster.

The Prepper s Blueprint

Pennington helps you make sense of all the preparedness concepts for three levels of disasters: short-term, medium-term, and end-of-the-world.

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Author: Tess Pennington

Publisher:

ISBN: 1496092589

Category: Reference

Page: 430

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Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.A crisis rarely stops with a triggering event. The aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. Because of this, it's important to have a well-rounded approach to our preparedness efforts.Due to the overwhelming nature of preparedness, we have created the Prepper's Blueprint to help get you and your family ready for life's unexpected emergencies. To make a more comprehensive, easy-to-follow program, The Prepper's Blueprint has been simplified and divided up in a way to help you make sense of all the preparedness concepts and supply lists provided. We have divided the chapters into layers of preparedness.Layer 1: Chapters 1-14, prepares you for those everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuationsLayer 2: Chapters 15-31 help you to get ready for disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a fewLayer 3: Chapters 32-56 prepares you for the long haul and a complete change of lifestyle, the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plansThe goal of The Prepper's Blueprint is to help you find freedom through self-reliance, and ultimately, to get you and your family to a point where you can not only survive, but thrive, in a world that may be permanently altered.

Blueprint for Chaos II

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Author: Michael Ernst

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:10523987

Category: Emergency management

Page: 102

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Ghosts in the Schoolyard

In Blueprint for Disaster, Hunt makes an interesting case that these proportions were the root cause of social disorder in Chicago's public housing— not the more widely presumed cause, high-rise architecture.

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Author: Eve L. Ewing

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780226526164

Category:

Page: 240

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"Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with a mix of pity and contempt. But Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures--they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together. Never was that role more apparent than in 2013 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an unprecedented wave of school closings. Pitched simultaneously as a solution to a budget problem, a response to declining enrollments, and a chance to purge bad schools that were dragging down the whole system, the plan was met with a roar of protest from parents, students, and teachers. But if these schools were so bad, why did people care so much about keeping them open, to the point that some would even go on a hunger strike? Ewing's answer begins with a story of systemic racism, inequality, bad faith, and distrust that stretches deep into Chicago history. Rooting her exploration in the historic African American neighborhood of Bronzeville, Ewing reveals that this issue is about much more than just schools. Black communities see the closing of their schools--schools that are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs--as one more in a long line of racist policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.

Segregation

Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009), 15–34. 33 Thomas J. Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton: ...

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Author: Carl H. Nightingale

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226580777

Category: History

Page: 536

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When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow—two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. Nightingale shows us in this magisterial history, segregation is everywhere, deforming cities and societies worldwide. Starting with segregation’s ancient roots, and what the archaeological evidence reveals about humanity’s long-standing use of urban divisions to reinforce political and economic inequality, Nightingale then moves to the world of European colonialism. It was there, he shows, segregation based on color—and eventually on race—took hold; the British East India Company, for example, split Calcutta into “White Town” and “Black Town.” As we follow Nightingale’s story around the globe, we see that division replicated from Hong Kong to Nairobi, Baltimore to San Francisco, and more. The turn of the twentieth century saw the most aggressive segregation movements yet, as white communities almost everywhere set to rearranging whole cities along racial lines. Nightingale focuses closely on two striking examples: Johannesburg, with its state-sponsored separation, and Chicago, in which the goal of segregation was advanced by the more subtle methods of real estate markets and housing policy. For the first time ever, the majority of humans live in cities, and nearly all those cities bear the scars of segregation. This unprecedented, ambitious history lays bare our troubled past, and sets us on the path to imagining the better, more equal cities of the future.

Disaster Health Management

The office was subsequently tasked with implementing the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction – the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters and more recently ...

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Author: Gerry FitzGerald

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317434856

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field. Disaster Health Management is the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Authored by experienced educators, researchers and practitioners in disaster health management, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of: The conceptual basis for disaster management Systems and structures for disaster management Managing disasters through the continuum of preparedness, response and recovery The variations associated with both natural and technological disasters The strategic considerations associated with leadership, research, education and future directions. Using Australasian systems and structures as examples of generic principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Management is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all aspects of disaster management.

The Fixers

Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster, 15–16. Mohl, “Shifting Patterns of American Urban Policy,” 9. Maslow-Armand, “Newark Tenant Rent Strike,” 85. Rachel G. Bratt, Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University ...

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Author: Julia Rabig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226388458

Category: History

Page: 304

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Stories of Newark’s postwar decline are easy to find. But in The Fixers, Julia Rabig supplements these tales of misery with the story of the many imaginative challenges to the city’s decline mounted by Newark’s residents and suburban neighbors. In these pages, we meet the black nationalists whose dynamic organizing elected African American candidates in unprecedented numbers. There are tenants who mounted a historic rent strike to transform public housing and renegade white Catholic priests who joined black laywomen to pioneer the construction of low-income housing and influence housing policy. These are just a few of the “fixers” we meet—people who devised ways to work with limited resources and pull together the threads of a patchwork welfare state. Rabig argues that fixers play dual roles. They support resistance, but also mediation; they fight for reform, but also more radical and far-reaching alternatives; they rally others to a collective cause, but sometimes they broker factions. Fixers reflect longer traditions of organizing while responding to the demands of their times. In so doing, they end up fixing (like a fixative) a new and enduring pattern of activist strategies, reforms, and institutional expectations—a pattern we continue to see today.

The Third City

D. Bradford Hunt, “Anatomy of a Disaster: Designing and Managing the Second Ghetto” (paper presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 2000); Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster, 183–212. 24.

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Author: Larry Bennett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226042952

Category: History

Page: 256

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Our traditional image of Chicago—as a gritty metropolis carved into ethnically defined enclaves where the game of machine politics overshadows its ends—is such a powerful shaper of the city’s identity that many of its closest observers fail to notice that a new Chicago has emerged over the past two decades. Larry Bennett here tackles some of our more commonly held ideas about the Windy City—inherited from such icons as Theodore Dreiser, Carl Sandburg, Daniel Burnham, Robert Park, Sara Paretsky, and Mike Royko—with the goal of better understanding Chicago as it is now: the third city. Bennett calls contemporary Chicago the third city to distinguish it from its two predecessors: the first city, a sprawling industrial center whose historical arc ran from the Civil War to the Great Depression; and the second city, the Rustbelt exemplar of the period from around 1950 to 1990. The third city features a dramatically revitalized urban core, a shifting population mix that includes new immigrant streams, and a growing number of middle-class professionals working in new economy sectors. It is also a city utterly transformed by the top-to-bottom reconstruction of public housing developments and the ambitious provision of public works like Millennium Park. It is, according to Bennett, a work in progress spearheaded by Richard M. Daley, a self-consciously innovative mayor whose strategy of neighborhood revitalization and urban renewal is a prototype of city governance for the twenty-first century. The Third City ultimately contends that to understand Chicago under Daley’s charge is to understand what metropolitan life across North America may well look like in the coming decades.

Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters

... Development Law, Disasters Law, Building Construction Supervision Law, Law for TCIP and the Contracts Law will all speak the same language and present a workable, coherent and unified blueprint for disaster mitigation.

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Author: C. Emdad Haque

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

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Practitioners in natural hazards reduction and policy makers in climatic change and natural hazards management