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Urban Risk Reduction and Adaptation

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Beschreibung

Climate change and disasters are among today s most pressing issues. The damage caused by the worldwide increase in disasters is staggering, with the urban poor being most at risk. Disasters make their already precarious living conditions worse, creating a vicious circle of poverty. More and more attention has thus been given to the need to address changing climatic conditions and disaster risk through development work. Despite related efforts, urban development actors still struggle to effectively reduce risk in their daily work. This book seeks to demonstrate how disaster risk management and adaptation could be better integrated into urban development planning (i.e. social housing, slum upgrading and urban governance programmes). Based on the identification of the nexus between disasters and urban development and of the incomplete approaches to risk reduction and its mainstreaming, a comprehensive adaptation framework is presented. The book should be of interest to policymakers, academics and practitioners working in development planning and reconstruction who face the challenge of addressing disasters, ever-increasing risk, and vulnerability to climate change.

Autorentext

C. Wamsler, PhD, Dipl.Ing, MA, a trained architect, urban plannerand humanitarian aid worker, is now a Lecturer at the GlobalUrban Research Centre and the Institute for Development Policyand Management (IDPM), University of Manchester, VisitingProfessor at Lund University Centre for Risk Analysis andManagement, and international consultant.



Klappentext

Climate change and disasters are among today's mostpressing issues. The damage caused by the worldwideincrease in disasters is staggering, with the urbanpoor being most at risk. Disasters make their alreadyprecarious living conditions worse, creating avicious circle of poverty. More and more attentionhas thus been given to the need to address changingclimatic conditions and disaster risk throughdevelopment work. Despite related efforts, urbandevelopment actors still struggle to effectivelyreduce risk in their daily work. This book seeks to demonstrate how disaster riskmanagement and adaptation could be better integratedinto urban development planning (i.e. social housing,slum upgrading and urban governance programmes).Based on the identification of the nexus betweendisasters and urban development and of the incompleteapproaches to risk reduction and its mainstreaming, acomprehensive adaptation framework is presented. Thebook should be of interest to policymakers, academicsand practitioners working in development planning andreconstruction who face the challenge of addressingdisasters, ever-increasing risk, and vulnerability toclimate change.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Urban Risk Reduction and Adaptation
Untertitel: How to promote resilient communities and adapt to increasing disasters and changing climatic conditions?
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EAN: 9783639143300
ISBN: 978-3-639-14330-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 216
Jahr: 2009