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Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

ISBN: 978-0-85724-319-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-320-1

ISSN: 2040-7262

Publication date: 30 March 2011


Due to changes in climatic conditions, hydrometeorological hazards are increasing. Cities are becoming more vulnerable due to usual urban issues, and additional pressure of climate-related hazards. While it is rather impossible to make a city resistant, urban resilience is the possible entry point for dealing the new types of hazards. Keeping this in mind, this book provides a unique series of examples of climate and disaster resilience initiative, which focuses on the different dimensions of city's resilience. Evolved through a participatory approach, the book exemplifies innovations in redefining city's resilience in a way, which is closely linked to city services. Analyzing the cities resilience through five dimensions of physical, social, economic, institutional, and natural, the Climate and Disaster Resilience Initiative (CDRI) focuses on detailed analysis on city or subcity level. CDRI is considered as a tool, as well as a process to enhance the city resilience through steps of assessment, planning, and implementation.


Shaw, R. and Sharma, A. (2011), "Preface", 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. xv.



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