Abramson, D., Culp, C., Sury, J., and Johnson, L. (2011). Planning for Long-Term Recovery Before Disaster Strikes: Case Studies of 4 US Cities: A Final Project Report. National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University.
The authors conducted case studies with four cities using four disaster scenarios (earthquake, tsunami, flood, and hurricane) to examine their long-term recovery plans. They conclude that four main variables influence the level of recovery planning: context, governance, framework, and resources.