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  1. Article exploring earthquake risk in Lebanon.
  2. Descirption of UN-Habitat's use of revolving funds through Local Finance Facilities to support housing development and reconstruction.
  3. Presentation on a assessment of issues in brick suppy and demand in west Sumatra following the earthquake there. (large file size - 25 MB)
  4. This manual explains how the choice of appropriate design and construction methods and sustainable materials and technologies during the planning, implementation and maintenance phases of reconstruction can protect natural resources and reduce energy consumption and pollution.
  5. Companion website for the Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters. The handbook has been developed on behalf of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) to assist World Bank staff, as well as the Bank's government counterparts, engaged in large-scale post-disaster housing reconstruction programs. Others working in the housing and community reconstruction field will benefit from the information in the handbook, especially those collaborating with government and the World Bank in post-disaster reconstruction.
  6. Website with tools and resources for city management, governance, and finance solutions in urban environments to promote local economic growth, health, environmental sustainability, security, and access to housing, infrastructure and services
  7. Review of the Kabul Area Shelter and Settlement (KASS) Project. "By providing shelters in an urban environment, existing resources were able to be consolidated and improved, people were able to live in areas close to employment and family, and not relegated to satellite suburbs or cities where they could feel displaced and separate from the community".
  8. Briefing paper which highlights key lessons from past urban responses to guide local authorities, national governments, international agencies, the private sector, and community organisations in approaching the challenges of addressing and responding to disaster risks in urban environments.

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