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

Yuki Yoshida, Yukiko Takeuchi, Rajib Shaw

研究成果: Conference contribution

8 被引用数 (Scopus)

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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.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
編集者Liping Cai, Hari Srinivas, Anshu Sharma
ページ189-205
ページ数17
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 12 1
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出版物シリーズ

名前Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
1
ISSN(印刷版)2040-7262
ISSN(電子版)2040-7270

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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