This book addresses sustainable planning and construction after natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. and asserts it is yet possible, in theory and in practice, to construct in a way that provides a sustainable environment and improved conditions for current and future generations. This book emphasizes the role of the built environment in the re-establishment of lives and sustainable livelihoods after disasters. Expert contributors explain the principal challenges facing professionals and practitioners in the building industry. This book is of great value to decision makers, students and researchers in the fields of architecture, social sciences, engineering, planning, geography, and disaster recovery.