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內容簡介top Urban Disaster Resilience 簡介 Accelerating urbanization worldwide is leading to more urban-centered disasters. With more people living in densely populated areas, the threat of increased loss of life, livelihoods and city fabric from floods, earthquakes, storms and conflict is becoming more of a reality. Poorer urban dwellers, who are usually the most vulnerable, bear the brunt of disasters. Aid agencies and urban professionals have been slow to adapt, and have yet to engage fully with mainstream relief and recovery efforts.Urban Disaster Resilience draws from the experiences of urban disasters and conflict in over fifteen countries, including Nepal, Haiti, the Philippines, Thailand, Iraq and Chile. Examining the causes and consequences of urban disasters, this book highlights the opportunities for improved practices with a focus on resilience.Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, and Julia Leis, this is a crucial read for humanitarian professionals, government officials, city managers, urban planners and designers, architects, landscape architects and housing and economic development specialists in areas vulnerable to disaster.

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