United Nations Global Assessment Report 2015 on Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Global Assessment Report 2015 on Disaster Risk Reduction

The collection of papers in this ebook clearly identify how cities have become hubs not only of opportunity, development and economic growth, but also of risk accumulation. In hazard-prone regions, risk has become a defining characteristic of the urban landscape. The first set of papers in this ebook tackles the complex processes of risk accumulation, of cascading and interdependent risks in a world of connected cities. The second set of papers presented, take us into the critical area of how to better understand risk and resilience and discuss limitations to and different approaches and tools available for this.


Critical infrastructure interdependence in New York City during Hurricane Sandy,Implications of cascading effects for the Hyogo framework,Improving construction sector resilience,Invisible Cities, Visible Risk,Land use planning for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: operationalizing policy and legislation at local levels,Linking disaster risk reduction, climate change and development,Measuring disaster resilience in communities and households: pragmatic tools developed in Australia,Multi-risk approach and urban resilience,The urban domino effect: a conceptualization of cities’ interconnectedness of risk,Understanding risk: what makes a risk assessment successful?

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