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The Resource Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century, Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors

Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century, Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors

Label
Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century
Title
Cities at risk
Title remainder
living with perils in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Member of
Dewey number
363.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Joffe, Helene
  • Rossetto, Tiziana
  • Adams, John
Series statement
Advances in natural and technological hazards research,
Series volume
v. 33
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  • Cities and towns
  • Emergency management
  • Disasters
Label
Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century, Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction -- Living with Perils in the Twenty-First Century
  • Risk Perception, Public Education and Disaster Risk Management
  • John Twigg
  • 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
Control code
ocn837287273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400761841
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837287273
Label
Cities at risk : living with perils in the 21st century, Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams, editors
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction -- Living with Perils in the Twenty-First Century
  • Risk Perception, Public Education and Disaster Risk Management
  • John Twigg
  • 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
Control code
ocn837287273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400761841
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)837287273

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