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Urban Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective Vol: 1

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04 Dec 2009
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
230 pages - 152 x 229 x 33mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
As cities all over the world have urbanized rapidly after the industrial revolution, most cities have confronted environmental problems such as poor air and water quality, high levels of traffic congestion and ambient noise, poor-quality built environment, derelict land, greenhouse gas emissions, urban sprawl, generation of waste and waste-water. In particular, cities in the developing world face problems related to the living conditions in which the urban population lives. In the context of urban cities in the developing world, it can be narrowed to the quality of life of living population in the cities. Needless to say that Asia has the largest population, as well as urban population at risk. This book brings the lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities, drawing the lessons from seven Asian countries. The authors of the chapters consists of wider spectrum of stakeholders: from academicians to policy makers to NGO practitioners.
Chapter 1 Introduction to urban risk reduction. 
Chapter 2 Urban disaster risk analysis, action planning and implementation management. 
Chapter 3 Environmental risk reduction in urban areas.  
Chapter 4 Information, education, and communication for urban risk reduction. 
Chapter 5 Hyogo framework for action and urban risk reduction in Asia.  
Chapter 6 Future perspective of urban risk reduction. 
Chapter 7 Earthquake risk management, local governance, and community participation in Manila.  
Chapter 8 Urban disaster risk management in Kathmandu. 
Chapter 9 Reducing urban risk through community-based approaches in Shimla.  
Chapter 10 Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo.  
Chapter 11 Urban flood risk management in Hanoi. 
Chapter 12 Post-disaster reconstruction in Urban areas in Aceh. 
Chapter 13 Eco-community and environmental learning in Nishinomiya.  
Chapter 14 Conceptualizing urban eco-village in Kampong Bahru.  
Chapter 15 Participatory urban environmental management and social capital in Danang. 
Chapter 16 Environmental risks in Dhaka: present initiatives and the future improvements. 
Chapter 17 Community-based urban risk reduction: case of Mumbai. 
Chapter 18 Recovery from typhoon damages in Toyooka. 
Brief introduction of the series. 
Brief introduction of the volume. 

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