Building safer cities : the future of disaster risk / edited by Alcira Kreimer, Margaret Arnold, Anne Carlin

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Subjects: Emergency management--Developing countries--Planning
Disaster relief--Developing countries--Planning
Floods--Developing countries
Climatic changes--Risk assessment--Developing countries
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2003
Series: Disaster risk management series no. 3
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: xxi, 299 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Contributors
Editors' note
Pt. I. Globalization and the economic impacts of disasters
1. Disasters, vulnerability, and the global economy / Charlotte Benson, Edward Clay 3
2. Natural hazard risk and privatization / Paul K. Freeman 33
3. Natural disaster risk and cost-benefit analysis / Reinhard Mechler 45
4. Globalization and natural disasters : an integrative risk management approach / Torben Juul Andersen 57
5. Urban disasters and globalization / J. M. Albala-Bertrand 75
6. Interdependent disaster risks : the need for public-private partnerships / Howard Kunreuther 83
Pt. II. Environment, climate variability, and adaptation
7. Cities and climate change / Anthony G. Bigio 91
8. The resilience of coastal megacities to weather-related hazards / Richard J. T. Klein, Robert J. Nicholls, Frank Thomalla 101
9. Flood management and vulnerability of Dhaka City / Saleemul Huq, Mozaharul Alam 121
10. Flooding in the Pampean region of Argentina : the Salado Basin / Hilda Herzer 137
11. Urbanization and natural disasters in the Mediterranean : population growth and climate change in the 21st century / Hans Gunter Brauch 149
12. Urban land markets and disasters : floods in Argentina's cities / Nora Clichevsky 165
Pt. III. Social vulnerability to disaster impacts
13. Disaster risk reduction in megacities : making the most of human and social capital / Ben Wisner 181
14. Living with risk : toward effective disaster management training in Africa / Prvoslav Marjanovic, Krisno Nimpuno 197
15. Urban vulnerability to disasters in developing countries : managing risks / E. L. Quarantelli 211
16. Natural disasters and urban cultural heritage : a reassessment / June Taboroff 233
Pt. IV. Protecting critical infrastructure from disaster impacts
17. A new structural approach for the study of domino effects between life support networks / Benoit Robert, Jean-Pierre Sabourin, Mathias Glaus, Frederic Petit, Marie-Helene Senay 245
18. Mitigating the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in developing countries / Lamine Mili 273
19. Damage to and vulnerability of industrial facilities in the 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey, earthquake / Mustafa Erdik, Eser Durukal 289
20. The behavior of retrofitted buildings during earthquakes : new technologies / Mikayel Melkumyan 293
Additional Authors: Kreimer, Alcira
Arnold, Margaret, 1965-
Carlin, Anne
Notes: ISBN: 0821354973
Includes bibliographical references
Contents: Part I. Diasters, vulnerability, and the global economy / Charlotte Benson and Edward Clay -- Natural hazard risk and privatization / Paul K. Freeman -- Natural disaster risk and cost-benefit analysis / Reinhard Mechler -- Globalization and natural disasters: an integrative risk management approach / Torben Juul Andersen -- Urban disasters and globalization / J.M. Albala-Bertrand -- Interdependent disaster risks: the need for public-private partnerships / Howard Kunreuther
Contents: Part II. Cities and climate change / Anthony G. Bigio -- The resilience of coastal megacities to weather-related hazards / Richard J.T. Klein, Robert J. Nicholls, and Frank Thomalla -- Flood management and vulnerability of Dhaka City / Saleemul Huq and Mozaharul Alam -- Flooding in the Pampean Region of Argentina: the Salado Basin / Hilda Herzer -- Urbanization and natural disasters in the Mediterranean: population growth and climate change in the 21st century / Hans Günter Brauch -- Urban land markets and disasters: floods in Argentina's cities / Nora Clichevsky
Contents: Part III. Social vulnerability to disaster impacts. Disaster risk reduction in megacities: making the most of human and social capital / Ben Wisner -- Living with risk: toward effective disaster management training in Africa / Prvoslav Marjanovic and Krisno Nimpuno -- Urban vulnerability to disasters in developing countries: managing risks / E.L. Quarantelli -- Natural disasters and urban cultural heritage: a reassessment / June Taboroff
Contents: Part IV. Protecting critical infrastructure from disaster impacts. A new structural approach for the study of domino effects between life support networks / Benoît Robert et al. -- Mitigating the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in developing countries / Lamine Mili -- Damage to and vulnerability of industrial facilities in the 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey, earthquake / Mustafa Erdik and Eser Durukal -- The behavior of retrofitted buildings during earthquakes: new technologies / Mikayel Melkumyan
OCLC Number: 53233706
ISBN/ISSN: 0821354973