Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Cities at Risk

Living with Perils in the 21st Century

Editors: Joffe, Helene, Rossetto, Tiziana, Adams, John (Eds.)

  • Presents state-of-the-art international research in the field of risk perception/representation of natural hazards
  • Illuminates the value of multi-disciplinary research in this field
  • Highlights studies from a range of cultures
  • Suggests alleys for infusing these ideas into risk management
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About this book

With the major growth of the world’s population over the past century, as well as rapid urbanisation, people increasingly live in crowded cities. This trend is often accompanied by proliferation of poorly built housing, uncontrolled use of land, occupation of unsafe environments and overstretched services.  When a natural hazard strikes such a city many people are vulnerable to loss of life and property.  This book explores what these people think and feel about the threats that they face. How do they live with perils ranging from earthquakes to monsoons, from floods to hurricanes, in the 21st century?

The authors are drawn from a large range of disciplines: Psychology, Engineering, Geography, Anthropology and Urban Planning. They also reflect on how perils are represented in multiple cultures: the United States, Japan, Turkey, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The book therefore not only brings to light the ways that different cultures represent natural hazards but also the different ways in which various disciplines write about living with perils in the 21st century.

The book is addressed both to researchers and to organizations involved with risk management and risk mitigation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction – Living with Perils in the Twenty-First Century

    Rossetto, Tiziana

    Pages 1-7

  • Risk Society and Representations of Risks: Earthquakes and Beyond

    Joffe, Helene (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Risk Compensation in Cities at Risk

    Adams, John

    Pages 25-44

  • Responding to Flood Risk in the UK

    Harries, Tim

    Pages 45-72

  • A Historical Overview of Social Representation of Earthquake Risk in Japan: Fatalism, Social Reform, Scientific Control and Collaborative Risk Management

    Yamori, Katsuya

    Pages 73-91

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6184-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6183-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8326-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities at Risk
Book Subtitle
Living with Perils in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Helene Joffe
  • Tiziana Rossetto
  • John Adams
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6184-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6184-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6183-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8326-2
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 186
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