From everyday hazards to disasters: the accumulation of risk in urban areas

@article{BullKamanga2003FromEH,
  title={From everyday hazards to disasters: the accumulation of risk in urban areas},
  author={L. Bull-Kamanga and K. Diagne and A. Lavell and E. Leon and F. Lerise and H. Macgregor and A. Maskrey and M. Meshack and M. Pelling and H. Reid and D. Satterthwaite and J. Songsore and K. Westgate and A. Yitambe},
  journal={Environment & Urbanization},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={193 - 204}
}
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. The impact of these disasters and their contribution to poverty are underestimated, as is the extent to which rapidly growing and poorly managed urban development increases the risks. But urban specialists do not see disasters and disaster prevention as being within their remit. At the same time, few… Expand
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