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Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities Vol: 6

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29 Mar 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
308 pages - 156 x 234 x 28mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
One of the emerging reasons for the current trend of increasing impacts of disasters is the unpredictability of natural hazard events coupled with the tendency of human settlements to move to vulnerable locations including coastal areas in search of economic gains. Urban areas are most affected due to concentration of habitat and resources. Whilst it is impossible to make resistant urban growth, resilience is becoming more widely accepted and urban systems must be resilient enough to cope with the climate related hazards. This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies. Contributions come from academia, city government networks, city managers, non-government organizations and international agencies like the World Bank and United Nations. Thus, the book reflects a unique aspect of multi-stakeholder perspective. It also highlights how to enhance actions at local levels, and how the plans can be implemented through multi-stakeholder collaboration. This is the first book to combine academic research and field practice on the urban risk reduction, especially focusing on the climate-related disasters in the Asian region.
List of Editors. List of Contributors. Brief Introduction to the Series. Brief Introduction to the Volume. Preface. Chapter 1 Overview of Urban Development and Associated Risks. Chapter 2 Understanding Urban Resilience. Chapter 3 Mapping Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities. Chapter 4 Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping at National Level. Chapter 5 Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping in City Clusters. Chapter 6 Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping at Microlevel of Cities. Chapter 7 Linking Resilience Planning to Hyogo Framework for Action in Cities. Chapter 8 From Resilience Mapping to Action Planning. Chapter 9 From Action Planning to Community-Based Adaptation. Chapter 10 Capacity Development and Training: Blended Learning Program. Chapter 11 Building Local Government Resilience through City-to-City Cooperation. Chapter 12 Urban Flood Risk Communication for Cities. Chapter 13 Roles of Civil Society in Climate and Disaster Resilience of Cities and Local Governments. Chapter 14 Beyond Resilience Mapping. Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities. Community, environment and disaster risk Management. Copyright page.

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