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Equity and Justice in Hazard Mitigation

Oluponmile Olonilua (Texas Southern University, Texas, USA)

Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

ISBN: 978-1-83982-333-6, eISBN: 978-1-83982-332-9

Publication date: 26 January 2022


This chapter discusses some issues of diversity in hazard mitigation when just recovery is considered or not. Justice in hazard mitigation becomes crucial considering unequal distribution of resources, systemic racism, and social vulnerability to hazards. While there has been research on just recovery, there is little or no evidence of research that examines the issue of equity and justice in hazard mitigation, This chapter discusses what hazard mitigation is, the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 focusing on the planning process, public involvement in the planning process, some planning theories on vulnerability, and building the case for achieving and striving for justice and equity in promoting diversity in hazard mitigation. The chapter makes some recommendation on how to achieve diversity in hazard mitigation.



Olonilua, O. (2022), "Equity and Justice in Hazard Mitigation", Jerolleman, A. and Waugh, W.L. (Ed.) Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, Vol. 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 107-129.



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