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New Town: Why Did Greensburg, Kansas Decide to Rebuild the Town Green After the Tornado?

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This research investigates the process of organization and decision-making that led to Greensburg, Kansas adopting a Master Plan to rebuild their community “Green” after an EF5 tornado destroyed 95 percent of their town on May 4, 2007. The Master Plan, an action oriented menu of key projects intended to use for making critical funding and resource allocation decisions, serves as a reference for the community as it rebuilds. The Master Plan recommends the implementation of eco-friendly architecture and community design principles, as well as the usage of new eco-friendly technologies and building materials. When completed, it is intended to transform Greensburg into a model eco-community, indeed, one of the Greenest communities in the world. This study is based on a close textual reading of accounts and editorials in regional newspapers, including the Wichita Eagle, Hutchinson New, Kiowa County Signal, as well as relevant national media coverage from 2007 to the present from a variety of journalistic sources. It also relies on Greensburg City Council minutes that documented discussions, negotiations, and developments within city government and the community that led to the formation and eventual approval of the Master Plan by the City Council. By providing information about the important factors within the organization and decision-making process that led to Greensburg adopting a rebuilding plan focused on environmental sustainability, the results of the research will provide practical knowledge for disaster recovery experts and policy makers, as well as other communities who seek to strategically rebuild following a disaster. The results may also provide valuable information for communities that wish to make their towns more environmentally friendly.
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Holt, Dominique. "New Town: Why Did Greensburg, Kansas Decide to Rebuild the Town Green After the Tornado?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Research Day, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, Nov 12, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p484174_index.html>

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Holt, D. , 2010-11-12 "New Town: Why Did Greensburg, Kansas Decide to Rebuild the Town Green After the Tornado?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Research Day, Cameron University, Lawton, OK <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p484174_index.html

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Abstract: This research investigates the process of organization and decision-making that led to Greensburg, Kansas adopting a Master Plan to rebuild their community “Green” after an EF5 tornado destroyed 95 percent of their town on May 4, 2007. The Master Plan, an action oriented menu of key projects intended to use for making critical funding and resource allocation decisions, serves as a reference for the community as it rebuilds. The Master Plan recommends the implementation of eco-friendly architecture and community design principles, as well as the usage of new eco-friendly technologies and building materials. When completed, it is intended to transform Greensburg into a model eco-community, indeed, one of the Greenest communities in the world. This study is based on a close textual reading of accounts and editorials in regional newspapers, including the Wichita Eagle, Hutchinson New, Kiowa County Signal, as well as relevant national media coverage from 2007 to the present from a variety of journalistic sources. It also relies on Greensburg City Council minutes that documented discussions, negotiations, and developments within city government and the community that led to the formation and eventual approval of the Master Plan by the City Council. By providing information about the important factors within the organization and decision-making process that led to Greensburg adopting a rebuilding plan focused on environmental sustainability, the results of the research will provide practical knowledge for disaster recovery experts and policy makers, as well as other communities who seek to strategically rebuild following a disaster. The results may also provide valuable information for communities that wish to make their towns more environmentally friendly.


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