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Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century

Author: Helene Joffe; Tiziana Rossetto; John Adams
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 33.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the major growth of the world's population over the past century, as well as rapid urbanisation, people increasingly live in crowded cities. This trend is often accompanied by proliferation of poorly built housing, uncontrolled use of land, occupation of unsafe environments and overstretched services. When a natural hazard strikes such a city many people are vulnerable to loss of life and property. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Joffe; Tiziana Rossetto; John Adams
ISBN: 9789400761841 9400761848
OCLC Number: 837287273
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Living with Perils in the Twenty-First Century / Tiziana Rossetto --
Risk Society and Representations of Risks: Earthquakes and Beyond / Helene Joffe, Cliodhna O'Connor --
Risk Compensation in Cities at Risk / John Adams --
Responding to Flood Risk in the UK / Tim Harries --
A Historical Overview of Social Representation of Earthquake Risk in Japan: Fatalism, Social Reform, Scientific Control and Collaborative Risk Management / Katsuya Yamori --
Facilitating Community Participation in Disaster Risk Management: Risk Perception and Preparedness Behaviours in Turkey / Nuray Karanci --
North American Cities at Risk: Household Responses to Environmental Hazards / Michael Lindell --
Community Understanding of, and Preparedness for, Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in Wellington, New Zealand / David Johnston [and others] --
Perceptions of Climate Variability and Coping Strategies in Informal Settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh / Huraera Jabeen, Cassidy Johnson --
Risk Perception, Public Education and Disaster Risk Management / John Twigg.
Series Title: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 33.
Responsibility: Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors.

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When a natural hazard strikes a city, many people are vulnerable. This book explores what city-dwellers think and feel about the threats that they face. It brings to light the ways different  Read more...

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