Building Safer Communities: Risk Governance, Spatial Planning and Responses to Natural Hazards

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Urbano Fra Paleo
IOS Press, 2009 - 277 páginas
This book is a collection of essays, bringing together seventeen contributions from different disciplines, with various but complementary points of view, to discuss the directions and key components of risk governance. Some of the many issues of interest to risk scholars addressed in this work include: the analysis of proactive approaches to the governance of risk from natural hazards; approaches to broaden the scope of public policies related to the management of risks from natural hazards, including emergency and environmental management, community development and spatial planning. The texts further explore how spatial planning can contribute to risk governance by influencing the occupation of hazard-prone areas, and review the central role of emergency management in risk policy. This work will contribute significantly to the augmentation of the conceptual framework of risk governance and increase the awareness of practitioners and decision-makers to the need to adopt proactive policies, leading to a more integrated, participative, and adaptive governance that can respond more efficiently to the increasing uncertainty resulting from escalating risk exposure and global environmental change.
 

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Índice

Challenges and Strategic Choices for the 21st Century
1
Command or Cooperate? Rethinking Traditional Central Governments Hazard Mitigation Policies
21
From Participation to Processes of Dialogue Debate and Negotiation
34
Spatial Planning as a Strategy for the Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards
44
Revisiting a Neglected Primal Action
61
Complementary not Contradictory
88
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Urban Areas A Role for Urban Planning
105
A Governance Perspective
125
Standardisation Integration and Sustainability
162
The Challenges of Planning for PostDisaster Recovery
175
Urban Water Governance as Part of a Strategy for Risk Mitigation What Is Different in Third World Cities?
182
Achievements and Challenges of Integrating Risk Management into European Spatial Development Initiatives
201
French Multiple Risk and Disaster Integral Management System within the European Union
219
A Case Study from Sarasota County Florida
226
Use of Emerging InSAR and LiDAR Remote Sensing Technologies to Anticipate and Monitor Critical Natural Hazards
246
Subject Index
269

Social Impact Assessment for Environmental Disaster Management
137
Dynamics Predictability and Risk Assessment of Natural Hazards
148
Author Index
277
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