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  1. 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

  2. Local Disaster Resilience

    Administrative and Political Perspectives

    By Ashley D. Ross

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states – Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not only been numerous but also devastating. Response to and recovery from these...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    By Christine Wamsler

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Restoring Communities Resettled After Dam Construction in Asia

    Edited by Mikiyasu Nakayama, Ryo Fujikura

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    The rapid economic expansion and population growth of developing countries in Asia has led to increasing demands for water and energy. To meet these demands, large dam development projects have been completed, which has inevitably caused involuntary resettlement. In order to support these projects,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Toward Resilient Communities

    Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

    By Christopher L. Atkinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

    A Manual for Economic Appraisal

    By Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Sally Priest, Dennis Parker, Joe Morris, Sylvia Tunstall, Christophe Viavattene, John Chatterton, Damon Owen

    A new ‘Multi-Coloured Manual' This book is a successor to and replacement for the highly respected manual and handbook on the benefits of flood and coastal risk management, produced by the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK, with support from Defra and the Environment...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Disaster Management

    International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham, Ben Wisner, Ilan Kelman, Jc Gaillard

    There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Putting Research into Practice

    Edited by Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson, Catherine J. Tillyard, Stephen J. Edwards

    Building upon presentations given during the conference on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice’, held at University College London in November 2009, the articles collected in this book examine how natural hazards research is accessed and used by...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk

    Beyond Fragmented Responses

    By Geoff O'Brien, Phil O'Keefe

    Climate change is the single largest threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development. Addressing climate risk is a challenge for all. This book calls for greater collaboration between climate communities and disaster development communities. In...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge