cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration

Vulnerable Cities:

Realities, Innovations and Strategies

Editors: Kidokoro, T., Okata, J., Matsumura, S., Shima, N. (Eds.)

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All cities are vulnerable. They have economically, socially, institutionally vulnerable urban space.

In developing countries, vulnerable urban space can be observed typically as substandard informal settlements such as slums or areas occupied by squatters. At present, slum dwellers comprise one-third of the world's urban population of 3 billion, and it has been estimated that the number of slum dwellers will double in the next 30 years if no effective action is taken. Improvement of vulnerable urban areas, which is one of the targets of Millennium Development Goals, is thus an urgent worldwide challenge in our age.

This book combines empirical and comparative analysis of improvement of vulnerable urban space and post-disaster rehabilitation in Asian and Latin American countries. The discussions presented herein will serve as a useful, thought-provoking source for researchers, practitioners and students, especially for those who are working to alleviate the vulnerability of urban space.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Community-based Approach for Improving Vulnerable Urban Space

    Kidokoro, Tetsuo

    Pages 3-13

  • The Vulnerable City: Coping with Disasters

    Mekvichai, Banasopit

    Pages 15-27

  • Promotion of Seismic Retrofitting for Existing Low Earthquake Resistant Structures: The Most Important Issue for Earthquake Disaster Reduction

    Meguro, Kimiro

    Pages 29-74

  • Growing Vulnerability Crisis “Will Slums Ever Reduce or Improve?”: A Case from India

    Neekhra, Vijay

    Pages 77-103

  • Identifying Housing Conditions in Bogota, Colombia: A Strategy to Deal with Risks

    Filardi, Francesco Ambrosi

    Pages 105-118

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-78148-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerable Cities:
Book Subtitle
Realities, Innovations and Strategies
Editors
  • Tetsuo Kidokoro
  • Junichiro Okata
  • Shuichi Matsumura
  • Norihisa Shima
Series Title
cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Authors
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-78149-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-78149-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-78148-6
Series ISSN
1865-8504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
185 b/w illustrations
Topics