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This edited book approaches the threat and impact of environmental disasters on Asias urban populations from a governance perspective. It adopts a multi-sector and multi-disciplinary approach to disaster governance that emphasises the importance of multiple stakeholders in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters and their cascading impacts in Asias cities. The contributors to this volume take a broad view of the multifaceted causalities and the interconnected threats and vulnerabilities of environmental disasters in urbanising Asia. As such, the book is an invitation to advance scholarship in the search for more effective, comprehensive and inclusive disaster preparedness agendas, recovery programs and development priorities.
Chapter 1: Disaster Governance in an Urbanising World Region.- Chapter 2: The Urban Transition of Disaster Governance in Asia.- Chapter 3: Building Cities in a Subduction Zone: Some Indonesian Dangers.- Chapter 4: Muddy Resistance: Community Empowerment in Mudflow Disaster Governance in Porong, Sidoarjo, Indonesia.- Chapter 5: Disaster Governance in War-Torn Societies: Tsunami Recovery in Urbanising Aceh and Sri Lanka.- Chapter 6: Disaster Governance in Small Urban Places: Issues, Trends, and Concerns.-? Chapter 7: Good Time For Disaster: The Importance of Temporality in Governance Thinking.- Chapter 8: Intergenerational Transmission of Local Knowledge towards River Flooding Risk Reduction and Adaptation: The Experience of Dagupan City, Philippines.- Chapter 9: Securing the Safety of Informal Settler Families along Waterways in Metro Manila, Philippines: A Government-Civil Society Organisation Partnership.- Chapter 10: Bangkok and the Floods of 2011: Urban Governance and the Struggle for Democratisation.- Chapter 11: Is it Possible to Integrate Disaster Governance into Urbanisation - Evidence from Chinese Townships Hit by 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and 2013 Lushan Earthquake.- Chapter 12: Post-Disl#&
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