Building Community Resiliency: Linkages Between Individual, Community, and Local Government in the Urban Context

Rajib Shaw, Gulsan Ara Parvin, Akhilesh Surjan, Atta-ur-Rahman

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Abstract

Achieving community resilience in an urban area is a growing challenge. While, community-based risk reduction has been popular and practiced frequently in rural areas, its interventions in urban areas have been rather limited. In spite of that, some megacities and urban areas have documented a number of innovative approaches of community resilience building through specific entry points of environment (waste management) or welfare or health-related activities. From this perspective, this chapter describes the link of individual and community actions for urban risk reduction. One of the key aspects of community resilience is its sustainability through proper linkage of institutions. The link to local government is found to be important. The chapter also highlights the local governance linkage of the community and individual approaches to risk reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages287-292
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780128021699
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 22
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Change agents
  • Entry point
  • Institutionalization
  • Social capital
  • Urban community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Shaw, R., Parvin, G. A., Surjan, A., & Atta-ur-Rahman (2016). Building Community Resiliency: Linkages Between Individual, Community, and Local Government in the Urban Context. In Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia (pp. 287-292). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802169-9.00018-5