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Title Vulnerable cities : realities, innovations and strategies / T. Kidokoro [and others] (eds.)
Published [Tokyo?] : Springer, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 330 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series CSUR-UT series, 1865-8504 ; v. 8
cSUR-UT series ; v. 8. 1865-8504
Contents Community-based Approach for Improving Vulnerable Urban Space; The Vulnerable City: Coping with Disasters; Promotion of Seismic Retrofitting for Existing Low Earthquake Resistant Structures: The Most Important Issue for Earthquake Disaster Reduction; Growing Vulnerability Crisis "Will Slums Ever Reduce or Improve?": A Case from India; Identifying Housing Conditions in Bogota, Colombia: A Strategy to Deal with Risks; Methodology for Intervention in Vulnerable Settlements in Medellin, Colombia: Urban Destructuralization in Relation to the Topography of the Territory
Summary All cities are vulnerable. They have economically, socially, institutionally vulnerable urban space. In developing countries, vulnerable urban space can be observed typically as substandard informal settlements such as slums or areas occupied by squatters. At present, slum dwellers comprise one-third of the world's urban population of 3 billion, and it has been estimated that the number of slum dwellers will double in the next 30 years if no effective action is taken. Improvement of vulnerable urban areas, which is one of the targets of Millennium Development Goals, is thus an urgent worldwide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Urban renewal -- Asia -- Congresses.
Urban renewal -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Disaster relief -- Asia -- Congresses.
Disaster relief -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Emergency management -- Asia -- Congresses.
Emergency management -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kidokoro, Tetsuo.
International Workshop on Vulnerable Urban Space: Making Community Work (2007 : Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration)
LC no. 2008923166
ISBN 443178148X
9784431781493 (e-ISBN)