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  1. Disaster Risk Reduction

    Cases from Urban Africa

    By Mark Pelling, Ben Wisner

    Published with ProVention Consortium, UNDP and UN-Habitat 'This excellent book is essential reading for those concerned with urban risk and its reduction in Africa, the most rapidly urbanizing region of the world.' Professor Jo Beall, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics '...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism

    A Chance to Reclaim, Self, Society and Nature

    Edited by Mark Pelling, David Manuel-Navarrete, Michael Redclift

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Are established economic, social and political practices capable of dealing with the combined crises of climate change and the global economic system? Will falling back on the wisdoms that contributed to the crisis help us to find ways forward or simply reconfigure risk in another guise? This...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Adaptation to Climate Change

    From Resilience to Transformation

    By Mark Pelling

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound...

    Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Vulnerability of Cities

    Natural Disasters and Social Resilience

    By Mark Pelling

    When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of Cities fills a vital gap in disaster studies by examining the too-often overlooked impact of disasters...

    Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge

  6. Natural Disaster and Development in a Globalizing World

    By Mark Pelling

    The number of humanitarian disasters triggered by a natural hazard has doubled every decade since the 1960s. At the same time, the global economic growth rate per capita is twice its 1960s value. Does this mean economic growth is independent of the impacts of natural disaster? Natural Disaster...

    Published February 6th 2003 by Routledge

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