Chapter 17: Community-based urban risk reduction: Case of Mumbai

Akhilesh Surjan, Seema Redkar, Rajib Shaw

研究成果: Conference contribution

7 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Risk reduction in cities of fast developing nations is both an opportunity and a big challenge. It is an opportunity because cities are considered efficient spatial forms of human habitation where smart interventions can be optimized. However, involvement and ownership of urban society is a big challenge. This paper illustrates these challenges and opportunities with an example of India's largest city - Mumbai. It discusses Mumbai's key drivers of risk, contributing factors to vulnerabilities and places it in the context of the 2005 flood - a disaster of a scale never experienced before. Citizen-government partnerships emanating from community-based small- scale initiatives for improving neighborhood's environment are analyzed. The paper concludes that there are enormous benefits in scaling up the participatory approaches, which result in reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing resilience of cities. Urban risk reduction will remain a daunting task if not built around these existing strengths of cities and their citizens.

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339-354
ページ数16
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 12月 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

  • 環境科学(その他)
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 管理、モニタリング、政策と法律

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