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Planning Ahead: Adapting Settlements Before Disasters Strike, Christine Wamsler Jan 2008

Planning Ahead: Adapting Settlements Before Disasters Strike, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

No abstract provided.


Achieving Urban Resilience: Understanding And Tackling Disasters From A Local Perspective, Christine Wamsler Jan 2008

Achieving Urban Resilience: Understanding And Tackling Disasters From A Local Perspective, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

The damage caused by a dramatic worldwide increase in so-called natural disasters is staggering, with the poor in developing countries being most at risk. This paper analyses: (a) the key variables and their causal relations that underlie the complex system of risk and disaster occurrence in slums; (b) the impacts of disasters on slums; (c) the strategies used by local people to cope with risk and disasters; and (d) the reasons for weak coping. The views and knowledge of slum dwellers in El Salvador are the focus of this analysis. On this basis, five complementary ex ante risk-reduction measures have ...


Climate Change Impacts On Cities: Ignore, Mitigate Or Adapt?, Christine Wamsler Jan 2008

Climate Change Impacts On Cities: Ignore, Mitigate Or Adapt?, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

No abstract provided.


Mainstreaming Hiv/Aids In Settlement Development Planning, Christine Wamsler Jan 2008

Mainstreaming Hiv/Aids In Settlement Development Planning, Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler

No abstract provided.