The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience

The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience

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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 on cities, the conditions leading to high losses from urban disasters and why some households and communities withstand disaster more effectively than others. Mark Pelling… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (June 25, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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