Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia by Rajib Shaw, Atta-ur-Rahman, Akhilesh Surjan, Gulsan Ara

By Rajib Shaw, Atta-ur-Rahman, Akhilesh Surjan, Gulsan Ara Parvin

Urban mess ups and Resilience in Asia offers the most recent details at the depth and frequency of failures. particularly, the truth that, in city parts, greater than 50% of the world's inhabitants resides on simply 2% of the land floor, with almost all these towns positioned in Asia and constructing nations that experience excessive vulnerability and intensification.

The publication deals an in-depth and multidisciplinary method of lowering the impression of mess ups by way of studying particular proof from occasions in those components that may be used to boost top practices and bring up city resilience all over the world.

As city resilience is essentially a functionality of resilient and ingenious electorate, development towns that are extra resilient internally and externally may end up in extra effective monetary returns. In an period of fast urbanization and lengthening catastrophe dangers and vulnerabilities in Asian towns, Urban mess ups and Resilience in Asia is a useful software for coverage makers, researchers, and practitioners operating in either private and non-private sectors.

  • Explores a extensive diversity of points of catastrophe and concrete resiliency, together with environmental, financial, architectural, and engineering factors
  • Bridges the space among city resilience and rural components and neighborhood building
  • Provides evidence-based information that could bring about superior catastrophe resiliency in city Asia
  • Focuses on Asian towns, essentially the most densely populated components on the earth, the place failures are relatively devastating

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United Nations Human Settlements Program (UNHSP). (2004). Reducing urban risk and vulnerability: A thematic paper submitted for discussion at the UN-HABITAT/ UN-ISDR. In Working meeting on vulnerability assessment and reducing urban risk, Madrid, 7–9 September 2004. World Economic Forum. (2014). ). Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum. 1 Introduction Globally, the intensity and frequency of disasters are on the rise. In urban areas, more than 50% of the world’s population is living on just 2% of Earth’s land mass (Rahman & Shaw, 2015).

Et al. (2009). Urban disaster risk analysis, action planning, and implementation management. In R. Shaw et al. ), Urban risk reduction: An Asian perspective (pp. 13–36). Bingley, UK: E ­ merald Group Publishing. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT). (2007). Global Report on Human Settlements 2007: Enhancing Urban Safety and Security. London: Earthscan. pdf. United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). (2015). Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.

Therefore, the Safer Cities program of UN agency (UN-Habitat) supports to strengthen cities’ efficiency to deal with urban safety issues and reduce any associated risks. Manyena, (2006) also supports the idea that the development of disaster resilience is largely dependent on the capacity and role of local authorities, and this emphasizes the need for city governments to develop their capacities in order to implement proper DRR initiatives. Local governments are considered as the key stakeholders in DRR and disaster preparedness.

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