Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

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Rajib Shaw, Anshu Sharma
Emerald Group Publishing, Mar 29, 2011 - Science - 308 pages
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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.

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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 communitybased adaptation
Blended learning program
Chapter 11 Building Local Government Resilience through CitytoCity 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

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