Fred Cuny influenced many individuals and organizations. The following are examples of writings of others that reflect the scope of Cuny’s influence.
A history of the humanitarian system Western origins and foundations, by Eleanor Davey, HPG Working Paper, 2013
This Working Paper provides an introduction to the history of the international humanitarian system, in large part a Western history and in particular a European and North American one, to provide a basis for reflection on the origins and nature of the formal international system as one part of a broader humanitarian landscape.
Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases, by Charles E. Harris Jr., Michael S. Pritchard, Michael J. Rabins, Washington State University, Biological Systems Engineering, 2009
This manual for architects starts with looking at three engineers (William LeMessurier, Roger Boisjoly, and Frederick C. Cuny) whose work is regarded by many as ethically exemplary. The book aims at showing the best tools for the highest ethical standards and practice and to help understand the importance of future professional engineer work to affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and environment.
In this section the authors discuss the remarkable story of Frederick C. Cuny in greater detail.
Exploring key changes and developments in post-disaster settlement, shelter and housing, 1982 – 2006, Study, UNOCHA, 2006
This study compares the present context of the settlement, shelter and housing of those affected by natural disasters with that prevailing in 1982, the year of the publication by UNDRO of ‘Shelter After Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance’. The purpose is to inform the forthcoming revision of the guidelines, which is being undertaken as a collaboration between Shelter Centre and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA), for publication by UN/OCHA in 2008.
Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises, by Kate Stohr, Architecture for Humanity, Paperback, 2006
Design Like You Give a Damn is the first book to gather projects conceived and executed by architects and designers under the aegis of Architecture for Humanity, a relief organization dedicated to promoting architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. The book showcases about forty projects from the past decade, including in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iran.
The Economic Impact of Shelter Assistance in Post- Disaster Settings, by Sheppard, S. and Hill, R., USAID, 2005
This report addresses the impact of emergency shelter programs in the devel- opment of post-relief economies and in building incomes of affected populations. It provides a review and analysis of the available literature relevant to understand- ing the economic impact of emergency shelter programs, additional research con- ducted by CHF International on income development of beneficiaries of emergency shelter programs.
Transitional Settlement Displaced Populations, by Tom Corellis and Antonella Vitale, Oxfam, 2005
For the estimated 20 million refugees and 25 million internally displaced people worldwide, well-planned settlements can help maximize their protection and security. These guidelines offer coordinators and specialists a planning tool that links strategy, programmers, and projects with technical information to support implementation. The author’s attribute credit to Fred Cuny for many of the principles cited in this book.
Report on the transitional settlement sector, Shelter Project, University if Cambridge, March 2003
The aim of this report is to develop with the international aid and development community an understanding of the nature and needs of transitional shelter following conflict and natural disaster, and of response to those needs. The report incorporates details on transitional settlement following natural disasters, in addition to local and aid community response to transitional settlement needs created by conflict.
Risk and vulnerability in Ethiopia: Learning from the past, Responding to the present, preparing for the future, by S. Lautze Y. Aklilu A. Raven-Roberts H. Young et all, USAID, 2003
This report focuses on the management of disaster risks and vulnerabilities due to the recurrent nature of crisis in Ethiopia. The idea is that a focus on these household risk and vulnerability management strategies leads to more effective disaster preparedness, relief, recovery and prevention — and development – policies and interventions. The study is influenced by a livelihoods perspective that focuses on community management of risk and vulnerability.
Healing Communities in Conflict: International Assistance in Complex Emergencies, by Kimberly A. Maynard, Columbia University Press, New Ed edition, 2002
From Rwanda to Bosnia-Herzegovina to Kosovo and beyond, devastating human tragedies have torn apart communities and too often the international response has been ineffective. Dr. Kim Maynard describes what happens in war to communities, villages, and individuals and then offers a wealth of pragmatic information on how the international community can help these regions rebuild at the local level. Fred Cuny significantly influenced Maynard’s work as a mentor, colleague, and member of her doctoral committee.
The Political Repercussions of Emergency Programs, By John Fawcett and Victor Tanner, USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in the Former Yugoslavia, 2000
This study was commissioned to examine OFDA’s internal effectiveness, review US government inter-agency cooperation and OFDA’s relationship with other institutions (e.g., American embassies, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, and so on), and situate OFDA’s response within the wider framework of the international relief operation.
New Approaches to New Realities, International Emergency Settlement Conference, University of Wisconsin, 1996
New Approaches to New Realities is the proceedings written for the First International Emergency Settlement Conference at the University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center in 1996. The 24-chapters address the critical sectors and issues of emergency management. It was essentially Fred Cuny’s idea and it led directly to the development of the SPHERE standards (which the first edition acknowledged, but not subsequent editions.)
Field Operations Guide for Assessment and Response, USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), 1990
USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) developed the Field Operations Guide (the FOG), which the authors of the first edition, Greg Garbinsky and Tom Frey, identified Fred Cuny’s multi-volume “Refugee Camp Planning” as the primary source for the technical and sectoral information contained in the guide. The initial version was written in approximately 1990.