Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities / Rajib Shaw and Anshu Sharma, eds. Emerald,  March 2011, 304 p.,  ISBN: 9780857243195 (series Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management)

Synopsis (© Sarah Baxter) :

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. Urban areas are most affected due to concentration of habitat and resources. 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. Contributions come from academia, city government networks, city managers, non-government organizations and international agencies like the World Bank and United Nations. Thus, the book reflects a unique aspect of multi-stakeholder perspective. It also highlights how to enhance actions at local levels, and how the plans can be implemented through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

This is the first book to combine academic research and field practice on the urban risk reduction, especially focusing on the climate-related disasters in the Asian region.

Table of Contents :

– Overview of Urban Development and Associated Risks / Anshu Sharma, Akhilesh Surjan and Rajib Shaw

–  Understanding Urban Resilience / Akhilesh Surjan, Anshu Sharma, and Rajib Shaw

– Mapping Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities / Jonas Joerin and Rajib Shaw

–  Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping at National Level / Jonas Joerin, Anshu Sharma. Prabodh Dhar Chakrabarti and Rajib Shaw

– Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping in City Clusters / Glenn Fernandez, Yukiko Takeuchi and Rajib Shaw

– Climate and Disaster Resilience Mapping at Micro Level of Cities / Parvin Gulshan Ara, Jonas Joerin, Sunil Parashar and Rajib Shaw

– Linking Resilience Planning to Hyogo Framework for Action in Cities / Yuki Matsuoka and Rajib Shaw

– From Resilience Mapping to Action Planning / Glenn Fernandez, Yukiko Takeuchi and Rajib Shaw

– From Action Planning to Community Based Adaptation / Sunil Parashar, Anshu Sharma and Rajib Shaw

– Capacity Development and Training: Blended Learning Program / Eiko Wataya

– Facilitating Implementation in Local Governments through City-to-city Cooperation / Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi and Kristoffer Berse

–  Urban Flood Risk Communication for Cities / Farah Mulyasari, Rajib Shaw and Yukiko Takeuchi

– Roles of Civil Society in Climate and Disaster Resilience of Cities and Local Governments / Takako Izumi and Rajib Shaw

– Beyond Resilience Mapping / Rajib Shaw and Anshu Sharma

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