Available online: https://css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/publications/publication.html/16 [...]
Tim Prior ; Florian Roth ; Center for Security Studies ; Swiss Federal Office for Civil ProtectionPublished by: Swiss Confederation ; 2013
This research report aims to illustrate current trends in research and practice concerning the management of disasters in cities around the world. The report particularly focuses on understanding cities’ contemporary approaches to risk management, exploring aspects of disaster preparedness and risk assessment, response and countermeasures, and the institutions and collaboration involved in current processes of disaster risk management. Beside this analysis of the status quo in cities in different world regions, it draws on a strong examination of the trends in disaster research to also explore how new approaches to risk management are developing or evolving and what cues are triggering change in practice at the city level.
Format: Digital (Free)
Tags: Natural hazards ; Disaster Risk Management (DRM) ; Hazard risk assessment or analysis ; Urban zone Add tag