In spite of increased investments in the area of disaster management in recent decades, the losses continue to mount. 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. The urban areas are naturally the most affected due to concentration of habitat and resources. In the current context, it is impossible to make resistant urban growth. Instead, resilience is becoming more widely accepted, where certain vital infrastructures need to be resistant, but the urban systems need to 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. The book shows how to enhance actions at local levels, and how the plans can be implemented through multistakeholder collaboration.
(2011), "Brief Introduction to the Volume", Shaw, R. and Sharma, A. (Ed.) Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, p. xiii. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2011)0000006005Download as .RIS
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