Building Resilient Urban Communities Vol: 15


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781783509058
Published:
17 Apr 2014
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
216 pages - 152 x 229 x 23mm
Series:
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
"How do urban communities in Asian cities experience the impacts of urbanisation and climate change? This book throws light on the ongoing processes of rapid urban transformation in many cities in developing countries, with particular reference to cities such as Chennai in India. Due to increasing demands on infrastructures and urban services, cities in developing countries are often pushed to the edge of collapse even when not in times of disaster. While such cities try to implement measures to safeguard the well-being of their citizens, looming impacts of climate change such as increasingly frequent and intense natural hazards pose new and additional challenges to their urban communities. This book connects critical issues relating to the general functioning of cities with climate-related disasters with the concept of resilience. Furthermore, this research takes a pro-solution stance, and demonstrates that individuals can form collective power to deliver added value before, during and after a disaster. The concept of resilience is applied to determine whether an urban community would be affected or damaged during a climate-related disaster, and to what extent."
Climate disaster risk in urban areas in Asia. Introduction. The concept of resilience to disasters. Resilience in the context of urban disaster risk reduction in India. Development and application of a climate disaster resilience index in Chennai and other Indian cities. Perceptions of community leaders about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India. Perceptions of households about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India. Making Chennai resilient to climate-related disasters. About the Authors. Brief introduction of the series. List of Figures. Preface. Building Resilient Urban Communities. Abbreviations. Community, environment and disaster risk Management. Copyright page. List of Tables. Brief introduction of the volume. Climate disaster risk in urban areas in Asia. Introduction. The concept of resilience to disasters. Resilience in the context of urban disaster risk reduction in India. Development and application of a climate disaster resilience index in Chennai and other Indian cities. Perceptions of community leaders about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India. Perceptions of households about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India. Making Chennai resilient to climate-related disasters. About the Authors. Brief introduction of the series. List of Figures. Preface. Building Resilient Urban Communities. Abbreviations. Community, environment and disaster risk Management. Copyright page. List of Tables. Brief introduction of the volume.

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