Book Chapter

Planning and governance for disaster recovery in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan (the Philippines)

M Kammerbauer, I Mateo-Babiano, J Minnery

Governance of Risk, Hazards and Disasters: Trends in Theory and Practice | Routledge | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Giuseppe Forino, Sara Bonati and Lina Maria Calandra. Severe environmental disasters commonly affect Asia’s archipelagic countries. The Philippines, possessing the world’s sixth longest coastline with a length of 36,289 km, is frequently exposed to typhoons and their cascading impacts, including rainstorms, floods and infrastructure failure. One such disaster, triggered by the category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (also known under the local name Yolanda), the strongest ever to make landfall in the country, struck on 8 November 2013. This chapter explores the aspects of the governance of the recovery efforts as manifest in Tacloban City, which was the epicentre not..

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