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Title Urban disasters and resilience in Asia / edited by Rajib Shaw, professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan [and three others].
Imprint Amsterdam : Elsevier, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Disasters -- Asia.
Emergency management -- Asia.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
Contents Front Cover; Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; About the Editors; Preface; About the Book; 1 -- Urban Disasters and Approaches to Resilience; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Resilience in a Global Context; 1.3 Impact of Disasters and Extent of Resilience; 1.4 Why Inclusive Urban Resilience?; 1.5 Approaches to Urban Resilience; 1.5.1 Legislation and Urban Risk Reduction; 1.5.2 Bylaws and Reinforcement; 1.5.3 Preparedness, Early Warning Systems, and Emergency Response Systems; 1.5.4 Urban Floodproofing; 1.5.5 Earthquake Risk Reduction.
1.5.6 Urban Disaster Management Plans1.5.7 Recovery Planning; 1.5.8 Cities' Resilience and Climate Change; 1.6 Why Make a City Resilient?; 1.7 About the Book; 1.8 Structure of the Book; References; 2 -- Urban Risk, City Government, and Resilience; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Role of City Government in Enhancing Resilience Through Risk Reduction; 2.3 Urban Risks of Bangladesh; 2.4 Role of City Government in Enhancing Dhaka's Resilience; 2.4.1 Disaster Management by the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC); 2.4.2 Flood Risk Reduction Activities by DCC; 2.4.3 DCC Role in Earthquake Contingency Plan.
2.5 ConclusionAcknowledgments; References; 3 -- Cities, Vulnerability, and Climate Change; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Urban Linkages; 3.3 Impact of Urban Disasters; 3.4 Cities' Vulnerabilities and the Underlying Risk Factors; 3.4.1 Cities and Substandard Housing; 3.4.2 Cities and Flood Vulnerability; 3.4.3 Urbanization and Growing Vulnerability; 3.5 Cities and Climate Change; 3.6 Why Should Cities Become More Resilient?; 3.7 Approaches to Urban Resilience; 3.8 Conclusions; References; 4 -- Resilient Homes Make Cities Resilient; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Nonengineered Construction in Developing Countries.
4.2.1 Research Objectives4.2.2 Selected Sites; 4.2.3 Typical Nonengineered Building Construction; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Nepal; Pakistan; Peru; Turkey; 4.2.4 Building Regulations and Codes; 4.2.5 Project and Project Site Facts; 4.2.6 General Building Information; 4.2.7 Technical Characteristics; 4.2.8 Masonry Materials; 4.2.9 Concrete Materials; 4.2.10 Contractors/Builders; 4.2.11 General Issues; 4.2.12 Limitations; 4.3 Efforts to Secure Home Safety in Indonesia; 4.3.1 Housing and Building Laws and Standards.
4.3.2 Efforts to Improve Housing Safety4.4 Efforts to Secure Home Safety in Japan; 4.4.1 Building Standard Law; 4.4.2 Policies and Strategies to Improve Building Safety; Act for Promotion of Retrofitting; Housing Quality Assurance Act; Amendment of BSL; Financial Assistance for Those Who Retrofit Their Buildings and Homes; Development of Technologies to Promote Retrofitting; Effectiveness and a Way Forward; 4.5 Conclusion; References; 5 -- Urban Regulation and Enforcement: A Challenge; 5.1 Introduction.
Summary 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.
Other Author Shaw, Rajib, editor.
Other Title Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Shaw, Rajib. Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia