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Disaster relief: humanitarian architecture for post-disaster shelter ~Louise Murray, Engineering & Technology Magazine

In the field of humanitarian architecture, post-disaster provision is more than just supplying shelter. It’s about involving communities in places of uncertainty and rapid change, delivering the best rebuilds that incorporate future risk mitigation in the design. “I’ve seen igloo-style shelters, or funky shipping container emergency housing in Sri Lanka, New Orleans and Port-au-Prince, where…


The Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge Is On

We use Esri at DisasterMap.net. Esri and the United Nations are working hard to help communities build resilience to impending twenty-first century disasters. One way Esri – the world leader in GIS – is helping is through its Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge. The app challenge is born from the United Nations Office of Disaster…


Welcome to the Humanitarian UAV Network ~ Patrick Meier, iRevolution

We discovered Patrick Meier and iRevolution about the time we started DisasterMap.net a few years ago. His incredible work in studying and developing social media, particularly Twitter, as a manifestation of disaster response, recovery and resilience have been second to none. He is the leader in this field. We became dedicated followers of his blog,…