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Disaster Risk Reduction

Land Use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction

Practice and Cases from a Global Perspective

Editors: Banba, Michiko, Shaw, Rajib (Eds.)

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  • Positions disaster risk reduction in the mainstream for land use planning
  • Introduces governance issues related to land use and disaster risk reduction
  • Explains the experiences and lessons of research and varied practices across the globe
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About this book

This book provides a wide range of studies on methods of assessing natural disaster risks and reducing those risks in the context of land use. A major benefit of the book is that it presents extensive research and practices from interdisciplinary perspectives through case studies of land use management against various natural disasters. The natural hazards include earthquakes, tsunami, floods, and other disasters, with case studies ranging from urban areas to areas with natural environments such as mountains, coasts, and river systems. By quantitative and qualitative analysis, this work illustrates how interactions between natural and human environments create natural disasters, and how disaster risks can be managed or reduced through methods related to land use.

This book also covers a variety of challenges in land use management with sample cases from Asia as well as the United States and Europe. The main purpose is to provide greater insight into studies of natural disaster risks from the perspective of land use and the possibility of non-engineering methods to reduce those risks. This goal can be achieved through management of land use against various natural hazards in diverse environments. 

About the authors

Michiko Banba is an associate professor at the Education and Research Center for Disaster Reduction of the University of Hyogo, Japan. Her research field is land use, land management, and urban and regional management in the context of disaster risk reduction. Her research field is mainly in Asian counties including Japan, Indonesia, and Nepal. She works closely with local governments and communities to plan and develop policies and countermeasures to reduce disaster risks and to build the capacity of communities against disaster. 

Rajib Shaw was a professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan. He worked closely with local communities, NGOs, governments, and international organizations, including the United Nations, especially in Asian countries.  He is currently the co-chair of the United Nations Asia Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) and the president of the Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM). His research interests are community-based disaster risk management, climate-change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. He has published several books in the field of disaster and environmental management and is also the chief editor of the Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management.  



Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56442-3
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56440-9
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Softcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56786-8
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction
Book Subtitle
Practice and Cases from a Global Perspective
Editors
  • Michiko Banba
  • Rajib Shaw
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56442-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56442-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56440-9
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56786-8
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 476
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 124 illustrations in colour
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