Chapter 1: Introduction to urban risk reduction

Hari Srinivas, Rajib Shaw, Anshu Sharma

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Abstract

Cities and urban areas are increasingly becoming the settlement of choice for a majority of humans. Many of the global environmental problems that we are now facing have their precedence and causes in the cities and urban areas we live in. Lessons in understanding urban risk are now emerging - urban hazards and risk are predominantly human-induced, and exacerbate natural events. Various economic, social, and economic aspects compound the risks that urban residents face. Urban lifestyles and resource consumptions can be directly or indirectly attributed to the many environmental consequences that we are seeing - both within the city, as well as the entire hinterland or urban watershed that it is located in.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
EditorsLiping Cai, Hari Srinivas, Anshu Sharma
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Srinivas, H., Shaw, R., & Sharma, A. (2009). Chapter 1: Introduction to urban risk reduction. In L. Cai, H. Srinivas, & A. Sharma (Eds.), Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management (pp. 3-12). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2009)0000001005