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Title:Disaster risk reduction: cases from urban Africa
Editors:Pelling, MarkISNI
Wisner, BenISNI
Year:2009
Pages:224
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Earthscan
ISBN:9781844075560
Geographic terms:Africa
Algeria
Ghana
Kenya
Senegal
South Africa
Tanzania
Subjects:disasters
risk
human security
urban areas
urbanization
urban environment
traffic accidents
fires
floods
earthquakes
Abstract:This collective volume examines disaster risk reduction in urban Africa. Part 1 reviews development, urbanization and disaster risk in Africa as a whole, identifies state-of-the art practices and policies for building urban resilience, and provides a tool kit for urban risk reduction. It also presents a conceptual framework to analyse and compare disaster risk and reslilience in different cities and communities. Part 2 presents case studies from Algeria, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, illustrating vulnerability to earthquake, fire, environmental health hazards, traffic hazards and flooding. Part 3 looks to the future and outlines a vision for a safer urban Africa based on achieving gains in human security through inclusive governance and investment in the creative capacities of Africa's urban dwellers. Focusing on Africa, the volume also illustrates global processes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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