Anuradha Mukherji

Anuradha Mukherji
East Carolina University | ECU · Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My work is located at the intersection of disaster planning, climate change adaptation, and community resilience, and focuses on two aspects of community planning: 1) the ability of communities to embed disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into the planning of cities, and 2) the institutions and governance structures that shape hazard mitigation and community recovery after disasters. I have conducted research in India and Haiti and more recently in Japan and the United States. My current work looks at post-disaster land use transitions in Japan through the lens of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, also called the 3.11 disaster. My research uses the Japanese experience to help uncover and explain municipal land use strategies during large-scale land use reorganization after a catastrophic event. I am also engaged in a NOAA funded research that assesses the perceived risks and needs of the hazard management and planning community due to compound water hazards in rural coastal estuarine environments in eastern North Carolina.

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Newly formed post-disaster governance structures are entities vested with special authority and powers that allow them to bypass the established norms and procedures of governance. They are increasingly becoming the normative model for governments to coordinate and execute recovery after catastrophic events. Yet, little is known about the challenge...
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Scholars agree that the impact of a disaster in a globalized world increasingly extends beyond political and geographical boundaries, creating transboundary disaster events. Though not all disasters fit the description of a transboundary event, many embody transboundary characteristics. For instance, national and transnational financing and other r...
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Rapid urbanization and growing populations have put tremendous pressures on limited global housing stocks. As the frequency of disasters has increased with devastating impacts on this limited stock of housing, the discourse on post-disaster housing recovery has evolved in several ways. Prior to the 1970s, the field was largely understudied, and the...
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The purpose of this article was to examine field research after disasters by focusing on fieldwork challenges in post-disaster research settings. We describe and evaluate post-disaster fieldwork based on three separate research projects: A study of land use change adaptation strategies following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; a s...
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The simultaneous rise of tropical-cyclone-induced flood waters across a large hazard management domain can stretch rescue and recovery efforts. Here we present a means to quantify the connectedness of maximum surge during a storm with geospatial statistics. Tide gauges throughout the extensive estuaries and barrier islands of North Carolina deploye...
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The simultaneous rise of tropical cyclone induced flood waters across a large hazard management domain can stretch rescue and recovery efforts. Here we present a means to quantify the connectedness of maximum surge during a storm with geospatial statistics. Tide gauges throughout the extensive estuaries and barrier islands of North Carolina deploye...
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This paper examines informal housing recovery in Bachhau, an urban centre in Kutch district close to the epicentre of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. Unlike other impacted urban areas, an informal housing recovery programme crafted to meet land tenure and housing needs of squatter households within the town's municipal limits was planned and implement...
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While renters comprise one-third of urban housing markets, the barriers to long-term housing needs of renters following a disaster are significant. This paper examines post-disaster urban housing policy for renter households following the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India and its implications for the housing recovery of renters in Bhuj city, an urba...
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Researchers argue that social networks based on shared values, trust, and norms can facilitate collective action, and such social capital increases the ability of communities to recover after a disaster, implying that the presence of social capital ensures collective community action after a disaster and enables recovery. Drawing from comparative c...
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This paper documents the culture-specific understanding of social capital among Haitians and examines its benefits and downsides in post-disaster shelter recovery following the 12 January 2010 earthquake. The case study of shelter recovery processes in three socioeconomically diverse communities (Pétion-Ville, Delmas and Canapé Vert) in Port-au-Pri...
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The World Bank is increasingly at the forefront of housing reconstruction in countries affected by disasters. Yet, the literature on the World Bank's postdisaster housing projects is rather thin. This paper examines the postdisaster housing reconstruction processes of two disaster projects financed by the World Bank in India and Turkey following th...
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This paper documents the culture-specific understanding of social capital among Haitians and examines its benefits and downsides in post-disaster shelter recovery following the 12 January 2010 earthquake. The case study of shelter recovery processes in three socioeconomically diverse communities (Pétion-Ville, Delmas and Canapé Vert) in Port-au-Pri...
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This paper looks at post-earthquake housing recovery in Bachhau, a town close to the epicenter of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in western India. This research examines the difference in housing recovery outcomes among homeowners, squatters, and renters in Bachhau, in order to understand why single-family homeowners and squatters were able to rebuild...
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Studying light/darkness and sacred architecture reveals that the "holy" light dramatizes the spiritual state and affects the mood of the user in the sacred space. Furthermore, it shows that faith dictates the treatment of light/darkness in the sacred setting as means to enhance the spiritual experience. These two premises were investigated by condu...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Texas A & M University, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 75-77). Vita. "Major subject: Architecture."
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The paper demonstrates the utility of digital models and simulations in the study of light in sacred architecture. Specifically, it applied this method and analyses on Frank Lloyd Wright?s treatment of light in Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois (1905). The findings of the light simulations augmented the observation and qualitative analyses of Wright...

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