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Title Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century / Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Series Advances in natural and technological hazards research, 1878-9897 ; v. 33
Advances in natural and technological hazards research ; v. 33
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
Summary 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 explores what these people think and feel about the threats that they face. How do they live with perils ranging from earthquakes to monsoons, from floods to hurricanes, in the 21st century?The authors are drawn from a large range of disciplines: Psychology, Engineering, Geography, Anthropology and Urban Planning. They also reflect on how perils are represented in multiple cultures: the United States, Japan, Turkey, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The book therefore not only brings to light the ways that different cultures represent natural hazards but also the different ways in which various disciplines write about living with perils in the 21st century. The book is addressed both to researchers and to organizations involved with risk management and risk mitigation
Analysis Regional planning
Social sciences
Earth Sciences
Natural Hazards
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cities and towns -- Risk assessment.
Emergency management.
Disasters -- Risk assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author Joffe, Hélène.
Rossetto, Tiziana.
Adams, John, 1938 August 13-
ISBN 9400761848 (electronic bk.)
9789400761841 (electronic bk.)