Innovators Network

October 2009 – October 2010

The U.S.-Japan Innovators Network co-organized a series of workshops to write and publish the first book on managing disaster recovery with three members from the Learning from Disaster : Miyakejima and New Orleans project: Yasushi Aoyama, Meiji University, Ed Blakely, University of Sydney and Roland Anglin, Rutgers University. In October 2010, Roland Anglin hosted a group of experts, with experience from around the world, for the first workshop at Rutgers University where we laid out the chapters for the book and writing responsibilities. During the second workshop, hosted by Yasushi Aoyama in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan in May 2010, chapter drafts began. Then in October 2010, participants were hosted by Ed Blakely, University of Sydney, in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia where the manuscript was reviewed and edited.

Editors included Roland Anglin, Executive Director, Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation, Rutgers University, United States; Yasushi Aoyama, Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University, Japan; Eugenia Birch, Professor, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education & Chair, Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, United States; Edward Blakely, Professor, U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia; Peter Fisher, Professor, RMIT, Australia; Haruo Hayashi, Professor & Director, Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Kyoto University, Japan; Jed Horne, Former Editor, The Times Picayune, United States; Josef Leitmann, Director of Haiti Recovery, The World Bank, United States; Norio Maki, Associate Professor, Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems & Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University; Michael Neuman, Professor, Texas A&M University, United States; Kazuyuki Sasaki, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University, Japan; Richard Voith, Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Corporation

Managing Urban Disaster Recovery: Policy, Planning, Concepts and Cases
was published in 2011 by Crisis Response Publications.

The Japan and Australia workshops for the publication, Managing Disaster Recovery: International Policy and Practice, is generously funded by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

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