Chapter 10: Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo

Yuki Yoshida, Yukiko Takeuchi, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

Many small- and medium-sized Japanese cities are located along the coast and have become vulnerable to both coastal and mountain hazards. The vulnerability is increased by a rapidly growing aging population, low resources, and lack of capacity in the local governments. In this scenario, it is important that the community's potential should be fully utilized through proper awareness raising and capacity building. Town watching is considered as a useful tool to reduce urban risk in small- and medium- sized cities, where local students, teachers, parents, resident associations, and local government members collectively watch both good and bad (vulnerable) parts of their city. This collective watching and participatory mapping enhance the engagement of school children and communities in risk reduction activities. Town watching is considered as a process and it is important to continue the initiative for effective risk reduction at the community level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Pages189-205
Number of pages17
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

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

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Yoshida, Y., Takeuchi, Y., & Shaw, R. (2009). Chapter 10: Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management (Vol. 1, pp. 189-205). (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2009)0000001014

Chapter 10 : Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo. / Yoshida, Yuki; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Shaw, Rajib.

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Vol. 1 2009. p. 189-205 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management; Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yoshida, Y, Takeuchi, Y & Shaw, R 2009, Chapter 10: Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo. in Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. vol. 1, Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, vol. 1, pp. 189-205. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2009)0000001014
Yoshida Y, Takeuchi Y, Shaw R. Chapter 10: Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo. In Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Vol. 1. 2009. p. 189-205. (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2009)0000001014
Yoshida, Yuki ; Takeuchi, Yukiko ; Shaw, Rajib. / Chapter 10 : Town watching as a useful tool in urban risk reduction in Saijo. Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management. Vol. 1 2009. pp. 189-205 (Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management).
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