Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Written By Rajib Shaw
Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
  • Publsiher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 06 January 2016
  • ISBN : 0128023775
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Atta-ur-Rahman,Akhilesh Surjan,Gulsan Ara Parvin
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : 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 ...

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia
  • Author : David Sanderson,Laura Bruce
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-29
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : 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 ...

Disaster Governance in Urbanising Asia

Disaster Governance in Urbanising Asia
  • Author : Michelle Ann Miller,Mike Douglass
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-09
  • Total pages : 291
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This edited book approaches the threat and impact of environmental disasters on Asia’s urban populations from a governance perspective. It adopts a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to disaster governance that emphasises the importance of multiple stakeholders in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters and their cascading impacts ...

Building Resilient Cities

Building Resilient Cities
  • Author : Collectif
  • Publisher : OECD
  • Release Date : 2018-12-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant risks and undermine long-term economic growth, especially in coastal cities. Managing such natural disaster risks is an essential component of urban ...

Disaster Resilience in South Asia

Disaster Resilience in South Asia
  • Author : Iftekhar Ahmed,Kim Maund,Thayaparan Gajendran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This book considers the challenges of building disaster resilience in South Asia – a region that frequently experiences some of the most severe and devastating impacts of disasters. Despite significant work to assist affected communities, many smaller South Asian countries remain particularly vulnerable in terms of fostering disaster resilience. Drawing on ...

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Anshu Sharma
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-03-29
  • Total pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : 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....

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Douglas Paton,David Johnston
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and ...

Hyogo Framework for Action and Urban Disaster Resilience

Hyogo Framework for Action and Urban Disaster Resilience
  • Author : Yuki Matsuoka,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : In a world which continues to experience dramatic suffering as a result of natural hazards, local level disaster risk reduction efforts are of increasing importance. With reference to examples in the Philippines, this book analyses a local disaster risk resilience approach and suggests an effective model for enhancing such efforts ...

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Koichi Shiwaku,Takako Izumi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-13
  • Total pages : 524
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges provides both a local and global perspective on how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics demonstrate the advancement of scientific research as it applies to early warning systems, including identifying risk and the strengthening ...

Urban Drought

Urban Drought
  • Author : Bhaswati Ray,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-30
  • Total pages : 427
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This book presents water insecurity issues in urban areas while developing a water security index and explores the innovative approaches to water development and management with examples from Asian cities. The urban water crisis is a global phenomenon, but it is more obvious in the megacities of the developing world. ...

Resistance Resilience and Recovery from Disasters

Resistance  Resilience  and Recovery from Disasters
  • Author : Ma. Regina M. Hechanova,Lynn C. Waelde
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This book showcases research in disaster response in Southeast Asia of particular interest for those studying disaster and mental health, and for providers of mental health and psychosocial support. Contributors cover topics ranging from resistance to disasters to resilience and recovery interventions....

OECD Green Growth Studies Building Resilient Cities An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Policies in Southeast Asia

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  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-10
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant risks and undermine long-term economic growth, especially in coastal cities....

The City in Need

The City in Need
  • Author : Ali Cheshmehzangi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This book fills a major gap in academic research, by exploring ‘urban resilience measures’ and ‘city management issues’ during disruptive disease outbreak events. Based on the overarching concept of ‘resilience thinking’, it addresses critical issues of preparedness, responsiveness and reflectiveness in the event of outbreak, focusing on cities and how ...

Building Resilient Urban Communities

Building Resilient Urban Communities
  • Author : Jonas Joerin,Rajib Shaw,R. R. Krishnamurthy
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : How do urban communities in Asian cities experience the impacts of urbanisation and climate change? This key issue forms the discussion point for this book. Particular reference is made to cities in India, and the capability of such urban communities of responding to climate-related disasters....

Rural Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development

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  • Author : Armin Kratzer,Jutta Kister
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-09-23
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0128023775
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Summary : This book critically examines different forms of urban-rural links for sustainable development in different countries. As intertwined processes of globalization, digitalization, environmental challenges and the search for sustainable development continue, rural and urban areas around the world become increasingly interconnected and interdependent. This book contributes to understanding the role of ...