Open Access Repository

Book review: Cities, disaster risk and adaptation

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Altmann, E (2015) Book review: Cities, disaster risk and adaptation. Journal Environmental Policy and Planning, 17 (3). pp. 424-426.

[img] Microsoft Word
Wamsler BOOK RE...docx | Download (18kB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

In Cities, disaster risk and adaptation, Christine Wamsler’s significant contribution to the area of environmental risk and adaptation coalesces, drawing the strands of planning, architecture and socio-economic conditions together to form an intricate web. It begins with the idea that disaster and its inherent risk to our ways of life is increasing exponentially, outlines the reasons why, and the impacts where it has already occurred. Importantly, it predicts what will occur if we fail to adapt to certain risks. In this book, Wamsler debunks the idea that urban centres, even those in first world countries, are places of refuge, immune to risk and the effects of climate change. She asserts that all cities generate hazards directly through the creation of urban heat islands and indirectly because of their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, though it is the poor who tend to bear the brunt of disaster risk.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cities, Disaster, Risk, Adaptation, Consequences, Climate Change
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Environmental Policy and Planning
Page Range: pp. 424-426
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2015.1011737
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 00:33
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 00:34
Related URLs:
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP