Urban Disaster Resilience And Security: Addressing Risks In Societies

byAlexander FeketeEditorFrank Fiedrich

Paperback | May 23, 2018

Urban Disaster Resilience And Security: Addressing Risks In Societies by Alexander Fekete
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This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context. Urban as a term captures megacities, cities, and generally, human settlements, that are characterised by concentration of quantifiable and non-quantifiable subjects, objects and value attributions to them. The scope is to narrow down resilience from an all-encompassing concept to applied ways of scientifically attempting to 'measure' this type of disaster related resilience. 28 chapters in this book reflect opportunities and doubts of the disaster risk science community regarding this 'measurability'. Therefore, examples utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches are juxtaposed. This book concentrates on features that are distinct characteristics of resilience, how they can be measured and in what sense they are different to vulnerability and risk parameters. Case studies in 11 countries either use a hypothetical pre-event estimation of resilience or are addressing a 'revealed resilience' evident and documented after an event. Such information can be helpful to identify benchmarks or margins of impact magnitudes and related recovery times, volumes and qualities of affected populations and infrastructure.

Dr. Alexander Fekete is Professor of Risk and Crisis Management at the Institute for Rescue Engineering and Security (IRG) at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. His present research focuses on studying the systemic interrelations of natural, technical and man-made hazards with social vulnerabilities and critical infrastructure...
Title:Urban Disaster Resilience And Security: Addressing Risks In SocietiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:518 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:518 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 23, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319886304

ISBN - 13:9783319886305

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