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The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience
- M. Pelling
- 1 December 2005
Section I: Cities and Environmental Risk - tracing the Roots of Urban Risk and Vulnerability * Cities as Sites for Disaster * Social Vulnerability in the City * Urban Governance and Disaster *… Expand
Determinants of risk: Exposure and vulnerability
Many climate change adaptation efforts aim to address the implications of potential changes in the frequency, intensity, and duration of weather and climate events that affect the risk of extreme… Expand
Disaster risk, climate change and international development: scope for, and challenges to, integration.
Reducing losses to weather-related disasters, meeting the Millennium Development Goals and wider human development objectives, and implementing a successful response to climate change are aims that… Expand
Learning from others: the scope and challenges for participatory disaster risk assessment.
- M. Pelling
- Engineering, Medicine
- 1 December 2007
This paper develops a framework based on procedural, methodological and ideological elements of participatory vulnerability and risk assessment tools for placing individual approaches within the wide… Expand
The macro-economic impact of disasters
Despite 30 years of study, international development policy appears to be little closer to generating protection to vulnerable people from the preventable losses of disaster. Part of the reason for a… Expand
From everyday hazards to disasters: the accumulation of risk in urban areas
Many disasters take place in urban areas, affecting millions of people each year through loss of life, serious injury and loss of assets and livelihoods. Poorer groups are generally most affected.… Expand
Natural disasters and development in a globalizing world
- M. Pelling
- 4 April 2003
Part I: Introduction 1. Paradigm of Risk Part II: Global Processes and Environmental Risk 2. Does Global Environmental Change cause Vulnerability to Disaster? 3. Changes in Capitalism and Global… Expand
Positioning resilience for 2015: the role of resistance, incremental adjustment and transformation in disaster risk management policy.
Resilience is a ubiquitous term in disaster risk management and is an increasingly prominent concept in early discussions focused on elaborating the post-2015 international policy landscape. Riddled… Expand
Political ecology : an integrative approach to geography and environment-development studies
Zimmerer, Bassett, Approaching Political Ecology: Society, Nature, and Scale in Human. 1. Protected Areas and Conservation. Young, Balancing Conservation with Development in Marine-Dependent… Expand