Urban Disasters And Resilience In Asia by Rajib Shaw

Urban Disasters And Resilience In Asia

byRajib Shaw, Akhilesh Atta-ur-rahman, Akhilesh Surjan

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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asiapresents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that have high vulnerability and intensification.

The book offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impact of disasters by examining specific evidence from events in these areas that can be used to develop best practices and increase urban resilience worldwide.

As urban resilience is largely a function of resilient and resourceful citizens, building cities which are more resilient internally and externally can lead to more productive economic returns. In an era of rapid urbanization and increasing disaster risks and vulnerabilities in Asian cities,Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asiais an invaluable tool for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners working in both public and private sectors.



  • Explores a broad range of aspects of disaster and urban resiliency, including environmental, economic, architectural, and engineering factors
  • Bridges the gap between urban resilience and rural areas and community building
  • Provides evidence-based data that can lead to improved disaster resiliency in urban Asia
  • Focuses on Asian cities, some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, where disasters are particularly devastating

About The Author

Rajib Shaw is Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan. He has worked closely with the local communities, NGOs, governments and international organization, including United Nations, especially in Asian countries. His research interests are: community based disaster risk management, cli...
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Title:Urban Disasters And Resilience In AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 22, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128021691

ISBN - 13:9780128021699

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Urban Disasters and Approaches
Chapter 2: Urban Risk, City Government, and Resilience
Chapter 3: Cities, Vulnerability, and Climate Change
Chapter 4: Resilient Homes Make Cities Resilient
Chapter 5: Urban Regulation and Enforcement: A Challenge
Chapter 6: Expanding Coastal Cities: An Increasing Risk
Chapter 7: Impact Of Urban Expansion on Farmland: A Silent Disaster
Chapter 8: Enhancing City Resilience through Urban-Rural Linkages
Chapter 9: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam: Gaps, Challenges and Approaches
Chapter 10: Urban Disasters and Micro Financing
Chapter 11: Urban Food Security in Asia: A Growing Threat
Chapter 12: Identifying Priorities of Asian Small and Medium Scale Enterprises for Building Disaster Resilience
Chapter 13: Urban Disasters and Risk Communication through Youth Groups in the Philippines
Chapter 14: Flood Risk Reduction Approaches in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Chapter 15: Post-Disaster Urban Recovery: 20 Years of Review of Kobe
Chapter 16: Community Resilience Approach for Prioritizing Infrastructure Development in Urban Areas
Chapter 17: Vernacular Built Environment in India: An Indigenous Approach for Resilience
Chapter 18: Building Community Resiliency: Linkages between Individual, Community, and Local Government
Chapter 19: Climate Migration and Urban Changes in Bangladesh
Chapter 20: Water Stress in the Mega City of Kolkata, India and Its Implications to Urban Resilience