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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 06 January 2016
  • ISBN : 9780128023778
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that have high vulnerability and intensification. The book offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impact of disasters by examining specific evidence from events in these areas that can be used to develop best practices and increase urban resilience worldwide. As urban resilience is largely a function of resilient and resourceful citizens, building cities which are more resilient internally and externally can lead to more productive economic returns. In an era of rapid urbanization and increasing disaster risks and vulnerabilities in Asian cities, Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia is an invaluable tool for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners working in both public and private sectors. Explores a broad range of aspects of disaster and urban resiliency, including environmental, economic, architectural, and engineering factors Bridges the gap between urban resilience and rural areas and community building Provides evidence-based data that can lead to improved disaster resiliency in urban Asia Focuses on Asian cities, some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, where disasters are particularly devastating

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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780128023778
DOWNLOAD BOOKUrban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that have high vulnerability and intensification. The book offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impact of disasters by examining specific evidence from events in these areas that can

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781317533955
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Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost always the most vulnerable, too often bear the brunt. Aid agencies and urban professionals have been slowly adapting to these new conditions, but older models and practices hinder the most effective engagements. Drawing directly from the experiences of urban disasters in the Philippines, Chile,

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783319989686
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This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable. The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-29
  • ISBN : 9781000053548
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This book presents practical approaches for tackling the threats from climate change and disasters to urban growth in Pacific island countries and Asian nations. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners, Urbanisation at Risk presents research and case studies from island countries across the Pacific, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines. The book explores and presents the theory, policy and practice of how governments, civil society, aid organisations and people themselves prepare for, withstand and recover better from urban disasters

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • ISBN : 9780429766558
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 9811385998
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This book presents a comprehensive framework and indicators that can be used to assess a city's degree of resilience. Based on surveys using bottom-up assessment tools, it proposes the concept, framework and indicators of a resilient policy model (including some participatory approaches). It also presents case studies of this and similar tools applied to Japanese and Asian cities, the highlights including information not previously available in English. Today, the term "resilience" is prevalent in the context of sustainable societies. The

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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • ISBN : 9780821389393
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  • Author : Judy L. Baker
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • ISBN : 9780821389607
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781134657186
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A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing task for local actors. This book takes a regional, multidisciplinary and multi-actor approach to improve understandings of how various actors respond to natural and human-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780323851961
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Disasters undermine societal well-being, causing loss of lives and damage to social and economic infrastructures. Disaster resilience is central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially in regions where extreme inequality combines with the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Disaster risk reduction and resilience requires participation of wide array of stakeholders ranging from academicians to policy makers to disaster managers. Disaster Resilient Cities: Adaptation for Sustainable Development offers evidence-based, problem-solving techniques from social, natural, engineering and other disciplinary

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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780821398265
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This handbook is a resource for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas. It summarizes the guiding principles, tools, and practices in key economic sectors that can facilitate incorporation of resilience concepts into decisions about infrastructure investments and urban management that are integral to reducing disaster and climate risks.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-08
  • ISBN : 9783319949321
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As the world has transformed, so have cities. Today, cities are home to 54 percent of the world’s population, and by the middle of this century that figure will likely rise to 66 percent. According to the United Nations (UN) Habitat I (1972), Habitat II (1996) and Habitat III (2016) summits, cities are facing many serious challenges, including growing inequality, security concerns and the worsening impacts of climate change. Uncontrolled urbanization has led to many problems (haphazard growth of areas, emergence of slums, inadequate

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • ISBN : 9780857243201
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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  • ISBN : 9780857243195
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-12-04
  • ISBN : 9811674000
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