Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 28 Issue 4


An International Journal

Table of contents - Special Issue: The L'Aquila earthquake ten years on (2009-2019): impacts and state-of-the-art

Guest Editors: Giuseppe Forino, Fabio Carnelli

L’Aquila, central Italy, and the “disaster cycle”, 2009-2017

David E. Alexander

The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical examination of the aftermath of the L’Aquila earthquake of 6 April 2009. It considers the elements of the recovery process that…


Reflections on the L’Aquila trial and the social dimensions of disaster risk

Angelo Jonas Imperiale, Frank Vanclay

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on what can be learned about disaster risk reduction (DRR) from the L’Aquila trial of scientists. The court case was initiated because of a…


Disaster recovery and violence in neoliberal times: community and spatial fragmentation in L’Aquila

Gianmaria Valent

The purpose of this paper is to examine the disruption and reconfiguration of the territorial organisation of the central Italian town of L’Aquila resulting from actions taken by…

Why and how to build back better in shrinking territories?

Grazia Di Giovanni, Lorenzo Chelleri

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of build back better (BBB) in contexts affected by depopulation and shrinking economies discussing how and if its principles…

Post-disaster redevelopment and the “knowledge city”: limitations of an urban imaginary in L’Aquila

Giorgos Koukoufikis

The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the “knowledge city” spatial socio-economic imaginary used in the post-earthquake city of L’Aquila, Italy, to promote its…

Work as a recovery factor after earthquake: a mixed-method study on female workers

Teresa Galanti, Michela Cortini

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the reaction of female workers to the earthquake event that shocked the city of L’Aquila in April 2009, with a specific focus on work…

Resilience and resisting resilience: ethnographies in neoliberal L’Aquila post-earthquake

Rita Ciccaglione

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationships between neoliberal institutional management of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake and the local dwelling practices, which…

The Ecovillage of Pescomaggiore (L’Aquila): Birth and death of a self-determined post-disaster community (2009-2014)

Isabella Tomassi, Giuseppe Forino

The purpose of this paper is to aim at exploring the relationship between community building and the changes occurred in the context of a post-disaster self-built ecovillage …

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