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Resilient Policies in Asian Cities

Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Editors: Tanaka, Mitsuru, Baba, Kenshi (Eds.)

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  • Presents a comprehensive framework and indicators that can be used to assess a city’s degree of resilience
  • Proposes the concept, framework and indicators of a resilient policy model (including some participatory approaches) based on surveys using bottom-up assessment tools
  • Introduces case studies of the presented and similar tools applied in Japanese and Asian cities
  • Discusses lessons learned from the cases studies, including the challenges and the effectiveness of the tools
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This book presents a comprehensive framework and indicators that can be used to assess a city’s degree of resilience. Based on surveys using bottom-up assessment tools, it proposes the concept, framework and indicators of a resilient policy model (including some participatory approaches). It also presents case studies of this and similar tools applied to Japanese and Asian cities, the highlights including information not previously available in English. Today, the term “resilience” is prevalent in the context of sustainable societies. The IPCC AR5 published in 2014 again stressed the impact of climate change on natural disasters, while in March 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations International Strategy of Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) published the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Action 2015-2030 , which serves as a guideline for local governments. Offering transdisciplinary perspectives from fields such as policy science, urban planning, environmental science, social psychology, management development and geography, this book discusses the lessons learned from Asian case studies, explaining the challenges and the effectiveness of the tools, and offering transdisciplinary insights for policymakers.

About the authors

Mitsuru Tanaka
Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Hosei University
Tokyo, Japan

Kenshi BABA
Professor
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Tokyo City University
Kanagawa, Japan

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • A Framework and Indicators of Resilience

    Pages 3-45

    Baba, Kenshi (et al.)

  • Assessment of City Resilience Using Urban Indicators in Japanese Cities

    Pages 47-60

    Kawakubo, Shun (et al.)

  • Civil Indicator: General Public’s Cognitive Structure of Policies for Making Resilient Cities

    Pages 61-84

    Baba, Kenshi (et al.)

  • Civil Indicator: The Resilience Index of Regional Communities to the Risks of Disasters

    Pages 85-103

    Kosugi, Motoko (et al.)

  • Administrative Indicator: Local Officials’ Cognitive Structure of Policies for Making Resilient Cities

    Pages 105-126

    Baba, Kenshi (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8600-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8598-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilient Policies in Asian Cities
Book Subtitle
Adaptation to Climate Change and Natural Disasters
Editors
  • Mitsuru Tanaka
  • Kenshi Baba
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8600-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8600-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8598-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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