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Building resilient urban communities / by Jonas Joerin, Rajib Shaw, Ramasamy R. Krishnamurthy.
By: Joerin, Jonas.
Contributor(s): Shaw, Rajib | Krishnamurthy, Ramasamy R.Series: Community, environment and disaster risk management ; Volume 15.Publisher: Bingley, England : Emerald, 2014Edition: First edition.Description: xxv, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783509058 (hardback) .Subject(s): Hazard mitigation -- India | Emergency management -- India | Cities and towns -- IndiaDDC classification: 363.30954 JOE
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Includes bibliographical references.
Front Cover; Building Resilient Urban Communities; Copyright Page; Contents; Building Resilient Urban Communities; Chapter 1 Introduction; Climate disaster resilient urban communities; Case study locations; About the book; References; Chapter 2 Climate disaster risk in urban areas in Asia; Chapter 3 The concept of resilience to disasters; Chapter 4 Resilience in the context of urban disaster risk reduction in India; Disaster risk reduction and resilience in urban areas of India; Summary.
Chapter 5 Development and application of a Climate Disaster Resilience Index in Chennai and other Indian citiesClimate disaster resilience index/initiative - Methodology; Key findings from the resilience assessments; Chapter 6 Perceptions of community leaders about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India; Chapter 7 Perceptions of households about enhancing the climate disaster resilience of communities in Chennai, India; Community disaster resilience; Chapter 8 Making Chennai resilient to climate-related disasters.
How do urban communities in Asian cities experience the impacts of urbanization and climate change? This book throws light on the ongoing processes of rapid urban transformation in many cities in developing countries, with particular reference to cities such as Chennai in India. Due to increasing demands on infrastructures and urban services, cities in developing countries are often pushed to the edge of collapse even when not in times of disaster. While such cities try to implement measures to safeguard the well-being of their citizens, looming impacts of climate change such as increasingly f.