Matthias Garschagen

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Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) play an important key role by the services they provide to OPEN ACCESS ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4 1849 society. In this context, to risk management and governance, in general, and to civil protection, specifically (termed differently in many(More)
When assessing future climate change risks, many initiatives tend to focus on (expected) changes in the domain of natural hazards, while – in terms of exposed elements – current socio-economic, political or cultural characteristics are often extrapolated without assessing possible changes in detail. This is to a great extent due to the fact that the(More)
Resettlement programmes and (forced) relocation have over the last years become an important element within Vietnam’s urban upgrading initiatives. These programmes include relocation made necessary by new infrastructure projects as well as the removal of slum-like dwellings with sub-standard living and housing conditions, often along rivers or canals.(More)
Disasters in relation to natural hazards continue to have a heavy toll on humans, ecosystems and economies. They therefore undermine efforts for sustainable development, particularly in transitional countries. The Philippines is amongst the most disaster-prone countries on the globe, due to its high exposure to natural hazards and considerable societal(More)
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