This book presents a case study-based analysis of the consequences of external interventions, critically evaluating them from community perspectives. Communities - from rural to urban, and around the world - that are experiencing disasters and changes in climatic variables can perceive the associated risks and evaluate the impacts of interventions. Accordingly, community perspectives, including their perceptions, concerns, awareness, realizations, reactions and expectations, represent a valuable resource. The case-based analysis of impacts on communities can provide a 'means of learning' from the experiences of others, thus expanding professionals' knowledge base, especially regarding disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation practices in varied settings. This book offers valuable insights and lessons learned, in an effort to promote and guide innovative changes in the current planning, management and governance of human settlements, helping them face the future challenges of a changing environment.
Dr. Chowdhooree has been employed as an Assistant Professor in the Post Graduate Programs in Disaster Management and in the Department of Architecture of BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an academic with interests in disaster risk reduction and architecture, he teaches courses on disaster preparedness, emergency response and recovery, humanitarian assistance, building for disaster and building technologies. In 2018 he has received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology, Australia for the thesis entitled 'Impacts of Structural Mitigation Measures on Perceptions of Community Flood Resilience: Experiences from Haor Communities of Bangladesh'. He acquired the degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning, as well as, his professional degree in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He also received the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. From the same university he finished the graduate certificate program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. He was recognized as a Young Scientist involved in disaster management research by Irrigated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) in 2017. He has worked as an intern at the head-office of UNISDR in New York and as a visiting faculty in the Department of Architecture of University of Evora, Portugal. He has also served as a sessional academic staff in the Science and Engineering Faculty of Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His research work is focused on community resilience and its association with built environment, development policies and sustainable lifestyle. He is active in community-based research, sustainable design and planning and serves as a reviewer in multiple international journals and conferences. He also provides advices for disaster mitigation and urban development projects in the national level as means of transferring knowledge from the academia to practice. He is the author of many conference and journal articles and has been a member for urban planning projects in Palau and Vietnam.
Mr. Ghani is employed as a lecturer at the Department of Architecture, BRAC University and at present is working as the director of its Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology specializing on urban mixed-use developments. He has served as architectural consultant for numerous building and interior design projects all over Bangladesh. He was also part of post-cyclone reconstruction projects for rural communities. Before joining BRAC University, he served as a faculty at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka. His Masters research, done at BRAC University, was on Post-disaster reconstruction. His research interests include culturally appropriate interventions, risk reduction and development, sustainable urbanism and housing, housing and context, heritage and cultural landscapes at risk, etc.¿
2 External Interventions, Development and Adaptation for Regularly Experienced Hazards
3 Dependency on External Assistance as an Added Component to Community Vulnerability: Experiences from Haor Communities in Bangladesh
4 Lessons Learned from the Interventions of External Bodies on Sri Lankan Disaster Management: Case Studies from Recent Floods
5 Disaster and Faith: Re-imaging the Religious Institutions as Potential Community Resiliency Platform at the Disaster Prone Coastal Areas in Bangladesh
6 Understanding Information Behavior to Improve Disaster Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Queensland, Australia in case of Bush Fire Incidents
7 Refugees in Foreign Land: A Community Based Approach for Mitigating Climatic Vulnerabilities of Rohingya Shelters in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
8 Incorporating Indigenous Cultural Practices and Avoiding Colonization in Responding to and Preventing Disasters: Experiences of Alaskan Natives in USA
9 Culture, Communities' Aspirations, and Reconstructed End Products: Evaluating Post-Sidr Projects in Southern Bangladesh.
10 Practicing Inclusiveness for Responding to Disasters: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh
11 Preparedness, Impact of Monsoon, and the Survival Stories from a Rohingya Refugee Camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
12External Interventions, Development and Adaptation in Urban Areas: Facing Challenges of Rapid Urbanization
13 Developing Housing Quality through Responsive Adaptation as an Impact of External Interventions: Case Study of a River-side Urban Slum in Bangladesh
14 Interventions of NGO for Reducing Urban Disaster Risks: A Comparative Analysis of Marginalized Communities in Four Cities- Port au Prince, Haiti; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Nairobi, Kenya; and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
15 Collaborative Planning with Communities for Mitigating Urban Floods: Experiences from Jakarta, Indonesia
16 Small Changes with Big Impacts: Physical Interventions in Built Environment for Reducing Urban Disaster Risk in an Informal Settlement of Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
17 External Interventions, Development and Adaptation towards Changed Climatic Variables: A Global Perspective
18 Public and Private Sector Interventions in Post-Disaster Resettlement: A Case Study of Model Villages in Pakistan
19 Can Training Make Resilient Communities For Climate Induced Disasters? Views and Voices from Barishal Division, A Coastal Region in Bangladesh
20Impacts of Drought Adaptation Strategies on a Farming Community in Zimbabwe
21 Combining Preparedness, Natural Resource Management and Structural Measures for Adapting with Coastal Challenges: Experiences from Three Costal Areas in Haiti, Mozambique and Bangladesh