Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
Author: Rajib Shaw,Atta-ur-Rahman,Akhilesh Surjan,Gulsan Ara Parvin
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN 10: 0128023775
ISBN 13: 9780128023778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia Book Review:

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents 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 Asia is 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

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia
Author: David Sanderson,Laura Bruce
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 1000053547
ISBN 13: 9781000053548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia Book Review:

This book presents practical approaches for tackling the threats from climate change and disasters to urban growth in Pacific island countries and Asian nations. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners, Urbanisation at Risk presents research and case studies from island countries across the Pacific, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines. The book explores and presents the theory, policy and practice of how governments, civil society, aid organisations and people themselves prepare for, withstand and recover better from urban disasters including windstorms, floods, earthquakes and fires, and the effects of climate change. This book is written for urban policy makers, researchers, humanitarian aid and development workers, and anyone interested in urbanisation, participatory approaches, disasters, resilience and climate change adaptation.

Disaster Resilience in South Asia

Disaster Resilience in South Asia
Author: Iftekhar Ahmed,Kim Maund,Thayaparan Gajendran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 0429766556
ISBN 13: 9780429766558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience in South Asia Book Review:

This book considers the challenges of building disaster resilience in South Asia – a region that frequently experiences some of the most severe and devastating impacts of disasters. Despite significant work to assist affected communities, many smaller South Asian countries remain particularly vulnerable in terms of fostering disaster resilience. Drawing on examples from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the book offers rich insights and narratives on disaster resilience policy and practice. It considers the possibilities for advancing community resilience and capacity building through an exploration of different aspects of governance and policy. Given the diversity of these countries and recent disasters, a variety of perspectives are considered: institutional and policy frameworks, risk management governance, recovery operations, building codes, and policy and media discourse. The book offers a collective understanding of practice, which can offer global lessons to a world increasingly beset by disasters and with uncertain environmental futures. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars, practitioners and students in the fields of disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation, public policy and sustainable development.

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia
Author: Amrita G. Daniere,Matthias Garschagen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3319989685
ISBN 13: 9783319989686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Book Review:

This volume explores how climate change impacts interact with poverty and vulnerability to increase the risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia. It combines knowledge from both academic literature and action research to explore the creation of climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable. The book contains contributions from researchers in different cities in Southeast Asia involved with the major research project Building Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asian Cities (UCRSEA). The authors respond to three urgent questions: How does climate change interact with poverty and vulnerability to create risk for urban residents in Southeast Asia? What does knowledge, from both academic literature and action research, tell us about creating climate resilient urban governance that is both inclusive and equitable? How can we strengthen the agency of individuals, groups and institutions to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change? The book hopes to answer to current challenges posed by climate change. In the volume, the authors discuss how the agency of individuals, groups and institutions can be strengthened to improve economic, physical and social well-being in urban areas, particularly in response to climate change.

Resilient Policies in Asian Cities

Resilient Policies in Asian Cities
Author: Mitsuru Tanaka,Kenshi Baba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9789811385995
ISBN 13: 9811385998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Policies in Asian Cities Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive framework and indicators that can be used to assess a city's degree of resilience. Based on surveys using bottom-up assessment tools, it proposes the concept, framework and indicators of a resilient policy model (including some participatory approaches). It also presents case studies of this and similar tools applied to Japanese and Asian cities, the highlights including information not previously available in English. Today, the term "resilience" is prevalent in the context of sustainable societies. The IPCC AR5 published in 2014 again stressed the impact of climate change on natural disasters, while in March 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations International Strategy of Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) published the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Action 2015-2030, which serves as a guideline for local governments. Offering transdisciplinary perspectives from fields such as policy science, urban planning, environmental science, social psychology, management development and geography, this book discusses the lessons learned from Asian case studies, explaining the challenges and the effectiveness of the tools, and offering transdisciplinary insights for policymakers.

A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disasters

A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disasters
Author: Fatima Shah,Federica Ranghieri
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN 10: 0821389394
ISBN 13: 9780821389393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disasters Book Review:

This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials to proactively plan for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions related to infrastructure, policy, and socioeconomic actions.

Climate Change Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor

Climate Change  Disaster Risk  and the Urban Poor
Author: Judy L. Baker
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 0821389602
ISBN 13: 9780821389607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Disaster Risk and the Urban Poor Book Review:

The urban poor living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. This study analyzes key issues affecting their vulnerability, with evidence from a number of cities in the developing world.

Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific

Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific
Author: Minako Sakai,Edwin Jurriëns,Jian Zhang,Alec Thornton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2014-01-03
ISBN 10: 1134657188
ISBN 13: 9781134657186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing task for local actors. This book takes a regional, multidisciplinary and multi-actor approach to improve understandings of how various actors respond to natural and human-induced disasters in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the ideas and activities of four different categories of agents: civil society; military and state institutions; local cultural knowledge and the media; and economic initiatives, and these themes are approached from various academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and cultural studies to economics, human geography and political science. The contributors draw their findings from a variety of countries in the region, including China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar and Samoa, and importantly, focus on the interconnection between vulnerability and resilience. In turn, the book highlights how the nature and magnitude of disasters are influenced by social conditions, and aims to contribute to policies that prioritize development opportunities to enhance resilience. Further, it explores the complicated and multifaceted role of agency in building resilience, and presents a comparative framework for analysis and key findings from the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of this book on recent and ongoing disasters makes it a topical and timely contribution to the growing field of disaster management, and as such it will appeal to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies and Asian politics.

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
Author: Sangam Shrestha,Riyanti Djalante,Rajib Shaw,Indrajit Pal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 834
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN 10: 0323851967
ISBN 13: 9780323851961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Book Review:

Disasters undermine societal well-being, causing loss of lives and damage to social and economic infrastructures. Disaster resilience is central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially in regions where extreme inequality combines with the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Disaster risk reduction and resilience requires participation of wide array of stakeholders ranging from academicians to policy makers to disaster managers. Disaster Resilient Cities: Adaptation for Sustainable Development offers evidence-based, problem-solving techniques from social, natural, engineering and other disciplinary perspectives. It connects data, research, conceptual work with practical cases on disaster risk management, capturing the multi-sectoral aspects of disaster resilience, adaptation strategy and sustainability. The book links disaster risk management with sustainable development under a common umbrella, showing that effective disaster resilience strategies and practices lead to achieving broader sustainable development goals. Provides foundational knowledge on integrated disaster risk reduction and management to show how resilience and its associated concept such as adaptive and transformative strategies can foster sustainable development Brings together disaster risk reduction and resilience scientists, policy-makers and practitioners from different disciplines Case studies on disaster risk management from natural science, social science, engineering and other relevant disciplinary perspectives

Building Urban Resilience

Building Urban Resilience
Author: Abhas K. Jha,Todd W. Miner,Zuzana Stanton-Geddes
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0821398261
ISBN 13: 9780821398265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Urban Resilience Book Review:

This handbook is a resource for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas. It summarizes the guiding principles, tools, and practices in key economic sectors that can facilitate incorporation of resilience concepts into decisions about infrastructure investments and urban management that are integral to reducing disaster and climate risks.

Making Cities Resilient

Making Cities Resilient
Author: Vishwa Raj Sharma,Chandrakanta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2019-02-08
ISBN 10: 3319949322
ISBN 13: 9783319949321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Cities Resilient Book Review:

As the world has transformed, so have cities. Today, cities are home to 54 percent of the world’s population, and by the middle of this century that figure will likely rise to 66 percent. According to the United Nations (UN) Habitat I (1972), Habitat II (1996) and Habitat III (2016) summits, cities are facing many serious challenges, including growing inequality, security concerns and the worsening impacts of climate change. Uncontrolled urbanization has led to many problems (haphazard growth of areas, emergence of slums, inadequate water and power supply, poor sanitation, shortage of transport and other civic amenities, shrinking green spaces, pollution, crime, and urban disaster risks such as fire, flood, road and industrial accidents, etc.). Worldwide, communities at the international, national and local level are continuously working to improve human habitats. In order to make our planet more sustainable, the UN has moved from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Among the latter, the aim of SDG 11 is to “...make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” In light of these challenges, various terms have emerged to help understand urban issues. Visualizing the problem, the United Nations program “Making Cities Resilient” is focused on mitigating the disaster risk in urban areas. This book analyzes terms such as: sustainable, resilient, livable, inclusive, smart and world class city, which have emerged in the process of combating urban challenges in today’s world. The book addresses emerging concepts for cities, challenges and potentials, urban environments, health and planning/policies. Covering 14 large cities in India, as well as case studies from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Poland and Sweden, it provides a regional dimension to and micro-level perspective on urban issues.

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities
Author: Rajib Shaw,Anshu Sharma
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0857243195
ISBN 13: 9780857243195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate and Disaster Resilience in Cities Book Review:

Whilst it is impossible to make resistant urban growth, resilience is becoming more widely accepted and urban systems must be resilient enough to cope with the climate related hazards. This book highlights the issues of resilience through regional, national, city and community-based studies.

Post Disaster Governance in Southeast Asia

Post Disaster Governance in Southeast Asia
Author: Andri N.R. Mardiah,Robert B. Olshansky,Mizan B.F. Bisri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 9789811674006
ISBN 13: 9811674000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Disaster Governance in Southeast Asia Book Review:

This book aims to provide insight into how Southeast Asian countries have responded to disasters, recovered, and rebuilt. It investigates emergency response and disaster recovery cases at national levels and from regional perspectives. Recovery from great disasters poses great challenges to affected countries in terms of organization, financing, and opportunities for post-disaster betterment. Importantly, disasters are critical moments in which to achieve disaster risk reduction, especially in the context of climate change and Sustainable Development Goals. Insights from these cases can help other countries better prepare for response and recovery before the next disaster strikes. While the experiences of disaster risk reduction and climate change implementation in Southeast Asian countries have been well documented, tacit knowledge from emergency response and recovery from these countries has not been transformed into explicit knowledge. There are only a few books that integrate information and lessons from post-disaster governance in Southeast Asia as a region, and because of the importance of providing real and recent situations, this book will interest many policymakers, practitioners, and academics. The information presented here will lead to a better understanding of how to plan for future disasters and improve governance to ensure effective emergency response as well as encouraging a build back better and safer towards a more resilient and sustained recovery.

Investing in Resilience

Investing in Resilience
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9290929502
ISBN 13: 9789290929505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing in Resilience Book Review:

Investing in Resilience: Ensuring a Disaster-Resistant Future focuses on the steps required to ensure that investment in disaster resilience happens and that it occurs as an integral, systematic part of development. At-risk communities in Asia and the Pacific can apply a wide range of policy, capacity, and investment instruments and mechanisms to ensure that disaster risk is properly assessed, disaster risk is reduced, and residual risk is well managed. Yet, real progress in strengthening resilience has been slow to date and natural hazards continue to cause significant loss of life, damage, and disruption in the region, undermining inclusive, sustainable development. Investing in Resilience offers an approach and ideas for reflection on how to achieve disaster resilience. It does not prescribe specific courses of action but rather establishes a vision of a resilient future. It stresses the interconnectedness and complementarity of possible actions to achieve disaster resilience across a wide range of development policies, plans, legislation, sectors, and themes. The vision shows how resilience can be accomplished through the coordinated action of governments and their development partners in the private sector, civil society, and the international community. The vision encourages “investors” to identify and prioritize bundles of actions that collectively can realize that vision of resilience, breaking away from the current tendency to pursue disparate and fragmented disaster risk management measures that frequently trip and fall at unforeseen hurdles. Investing in Resilience aims to move the disaster risk reduction debate beyond rhetoric and to help channel commitments into investment, incentives, funding, and practical action

OECD Green Growth Studies Building Resilient Cities An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Policies in Southeast Asia

OECD Green Growth Studies Building Resilient Cities An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Policies in Southeast Asia
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN 10: 9264305394
ISBN 13: 9789264305397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Green Growth Studies Building Resilient Cities An Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Policies in Southeast Asia Book Review:

Asian cities are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with natural disasters. While they are exposed to various types of natural hazards, flooding and other water-related disasters pose particularly significant risks and undermine long-term economic growth, especially in coastal cities.

The City in Need

The City in Need
Author: Ali Cheshmehzangi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN 10: 9811554870
ISBN 13: 9789811554872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City in Need Book Review:

This book fills a major gap in academic research, by exploring ‘urban resilience measures’ and ‘city management issues’ during disruptive disease outbreak events. Based on the overarching concept of ‘resilience thinking’, it addresses critical issues of preparedness, responsiveness and reflectiveness in the event of outbreak, focusing on cities and how they should prepare to combat a variety of adversities and uncertainties caused by outbreaks. This comprehensive book is an essential guide for decision-makers, city authorities, planners, healthcare and public health authorities, and those communities and businesses that face disease outbreak events. It also offers a set of practical measures to support the development of tailor-made strategies in the form of an action plan. These strategies should address outbreak control and containment measures, institutional rearrangements, management of urban systems, and healthiness of the society. Divided into six chapters, this book explores important topics of ‘urban resilience’ and ‘city management’ for preparedness action plans and responsiveness planning. Further, it presents a comprehensive urban resilience approach used to support city management in the recent outbreaks in Chinese cities, which can be applied in cities around the globe to strengthen their resilience and maximise the practicality of urban resilience and minimise urban vulnerabilities during disease outbreaks. Highlighting topics such as maintaining societal well-being, community engagement, and multi-sectoral city management enhancement, this book offers a unique combination of research, practices and lessons learned to aid cities in need.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
Author: Douglas Paton,David Johnston
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 0398091692
ISBN 13: 9780398091699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

Hyogo Framework for Action and Urban Disaster Resilience

Hyogo Framework for Action and Urban Disaster Resilience
Author: Yuki Matsuoka,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1783509287
ISBN 13: 9781783509287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyogo Framework for Action and Urban Disaster Resilience Book Review:

In a world which continues to experience dramatic suffering as a result of natural hazards, local level disaster risk reduction efforts are of increasing importance. With reference to examples in the Philippines, this book analyses a local disaster risk resilience approach and suggests an effective model for enhancing such efforts in the future.

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods
Author: Cecilia Tortajada,James Horne,Larry Wallace Harrington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 0429683545
ISBN 13: 9780429683541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Resilience to Droughts and Floods Book Review:

This book focuses on policies and governance on how to build the resilience of cities to droughts and floods in the short-, medium-, and long-term. There are discussions on how cities prepare for, cope with, learn from, manage, and recover from these extreme events. The chapters also consider aspects such as changing paradigms, policy responses under uncertainty, scenario development, institutional responses, adaptive forecasting, governance perspectives, infrastructure development, overall investments, and technological innovation. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are discussed at length. Most of the cities and regions studied are in Asia, however, cities from Oceania, Europe, Africa, and North America are also included. Analyses are not limited to cities but to the basins and regions from which urban populations obtain their resources, and on which their resilience depends. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

Urban Drought

Urban Drought
Author: Bhaswati Ray,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2018-12-30
ISBN 10: 9811089477
ISBN 13: 9789811089473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Drought Book Review:

This book presents water insecurity issues in urban areas while developing a water security index and explores the innovative approaches to water development and management with examples from Asian cities. The urban water crisis is a global phenomenon, but it is more obvious in the megacities of the developing world. Urban drought, although not a familiar term, will pose a significant threat to humankind in the near future, especially in the context of increasing population in cities. Many cities are already unable to provide safe, clean water for their citizens. Some of the world’s largest cities depend heavily on groundwater for their water supply. It is unlikely that dependence on aquifers, which take many years to recharge, will be sustainable. As urban populations grow, water use will need to shift from agriculture to municipal and industrial uses, making decisions about allocating between different sectors difficult. Inefficient water-use practices by households and industries, fragmented management of water between sectors and institutions, climate-induced water shortages, environmental degradation of water sources, and inadequate use of alternate sources are also issues of major concern. Despite recent advances in the literature, there exists a considerable gap in attempting an integrated water-resource management approach. Covering all aspects of urban drought and water insecurity, this book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, academics, policy makers, and development practitioners.