The Averted Disaster Award is the premier recognition of successful disaster mitigation interventions that go unnoticed precisely because of their success. It recognizes proactive interventions implemented around the world that help ensure that communities continue to function, thrive, and recover quickly in the face of disaster risk.
This special issue calls for new studies on the economics of climate change adaptation. An adaptation policy or measure can have multiple effects on various issues such as economic development, welfare distribution, and climate mitigation.
Disasters are tangible proof that something needs to change in urban settings and the built environment. But the aftermath of a disaster is also a time to reflect on tradition, history, identity, memory, and cultural meaning.