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The vulnerability of cities : natural disasters and social resilience

Author: Mark Pelling
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Earthscan Publications, 2003.
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When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. This title examines the impact of disasters on cities, the conditions leading to high losses from urban  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pelling, Mark, 1967-
Vulnerability of cities.
Sterling, Va. : Earthscan Publications, 2003
(DLC) 2003000697
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pelling
ISBN: 1853838306 9781853838309 1853838292 9781853838293
OCLC Number: 613371686
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Contents: Sect. I. Cities and Environmental Risk --
1. Tracing the Roots of Urban Risk and Vulnerability --
2. Cities as Sites for Disaster --
3. Social Vulnerability in the City --
4. Urban Governance and Disaster --
Sect. II. The Case Studies --
5. Maintaining Civil Society in a Liberal Democracy: Bridgetown, Barbados --
6. Post-socialism and Barriers to Building a Civil Society: Georgetown, Guyana --
7. Patrimonial Regimes and the Maintenance of a Constructive Civil Society: Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic --
Sect. III. Towards Safer Cities --
8. Action for Safer Cities.
Other Titles: Natural disasters and social resilience
Responsibility: Mark Pelling.

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