Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia (häftad)
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Atta-ur-Rahman / Surjan, Akhilesh / Parvin, Gulsan Ara
black & white illustrations
226 x 152 x 18 mm
590 g
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2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Häftad,  Engelska, 2016-01-25
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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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"Westerners in particular have much to learn from a book with the words 'Asia' and 'resilience' in the title...As the career paths of security personnel become increasingly unpredictable, it will do no harm to sample the flavors of urban disasters and resilience offered in this book." --Security Management

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Dr. Rajib Shaw is a professor at Keio University's Graduate School of Media and Governance. He is also the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan. He was previously the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and a Kyoto University Professor. Disaster governance, community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education are all areas of interest for him. Professor Shaw is the Chair of the UN Science Technology Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction (STAG) and the Co-Chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (ASTAAG). He's also the CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report's Asia chapter. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal "Progress in Disaster Science" published by Elsevier, as well as the series editor of a Springer book series on disaster risk reduction. Prof. Shaw has over 45 books to his credit, as well as over 300 scholarly papers and book chapters. Renowned scientist Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman was appointed as the chairman of United Nations' committee on Science, Technology and Innovation in March 2016. Formerly Professor Emeritus, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research), University of Karachi, Pakistan, he was Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology (2000-2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002), and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS) and an UNESCO Science Laureate. A leading scientist, he also has over 930 publications to his name in several fields of organic chemistry. Dr. Akhilesh Surjan has successfully engaged with issues of climate and disaster risk reduction and urban environmental management. He served as a Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also served as Contributing Author for the UN's Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction, published in May 2011. While mainly associated with UN agencies, Dr Surjan has also successfully worked in academic, civil society, and government institutions in Asia. In the past, he has deliberated upon risk management issues from the platform of Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal (India)- established in the aftermath of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Under UNDP's Disaster Risk Management Program, he facilitated mainstreaming of community-based disaster preparedness concepts in Indian government's policy, planning, and implementation. At United Nations University and Kyoto University, Dr Surjan's contributions were directed towards issues of urban sustainability, disaster risk reduction and climate change adap...


Chapter 1: Urban Disasters and ApproachesChapter 2: Urban Risk, City Government, and ResilienceChapter 3: Cities, Vulnerability, and Climate ChangeChapter 4: Resilient Homes Make Cities ResilientChapter 5: Urban Regulation and Enforcement: A ChallengeChapter 6: Expanding Coastal Cities: An Increasing RiskChapter 7: Impact Of Urban Expansion on Farmland: A Silent DisasterChapter 8: Enhancing City Resilience through Urban-Rural LinkagesChapter 9: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam: Gaps, Challenges and Approaches Chapter 10: Urban Disasters and Micro FinancingChapter 11: Urban Food Security in Asia: A Growing ThreatChapter 12: Identifying Priorities of Asian Small and Medium Scale Enterprises for Building Disaster Resilience Chapter 13: Urban Disasters and Risk Communication through Youth Groups in the PhilippinesChapter 14: Flood Risk Reduction Approaches in Dhaka, Bangladesh Chapter 15: Post-Disaster Urban Recovery: 20 Years of Review of KobeChapter 16: Community Resilience Approach for Prioritizing Infrastructure Development in Urban AreasChapter 17: Vernacular Built Environment in India: An Indigenous Approach for ResilienceChapter 18: Building Community Resiliency: Linkages between Individual, Community, and Local GovernmentChapter 19: Climate Migration and Urban Changes in BangladeshChapter 20: Water Stress in the Mega City of Kolkata, India and Its Implications to Urban Resilience