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Author Pelling, Mark, 1967-

Title The vulnerability of cities : natural disasters and social resilience / Mark Pelling
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 212 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Summary What makes some cities less vulnerable and more resilient in the face of natural disasters? This work examines the factors involved and draws invaluable lessons from case studies and analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-203) and index
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Subject Disaster relief -- Developing countries.
Natural disasters -- Developing countries.
Sustainable development -- Developing countries.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Developing countries.
Urban policy -- Developing countries.
Urbanization -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280475633
1849773378 (electronic bk.)
1853838292 (hardback)
1853838306 (paperback)
9781849773379 (electronic bk.)
9781853838293 (hardback)
9781853838309 (paperback)
Other Titles Natural disasters and social resilience