Urban risk readdressed

Bridging resilience-seeking practices in African cities

Authored by: Adriana Allen , Braima Koroma , Mtafu Manda , Emmanuel Osuteye , Rita Lambert

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138583597
eBook ISBN: 9780429506666
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429506666-25

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Abstract

Throughout the Global South, urbanization is increasingly coupled with the production of risk accumulation cycles or urban “risk traps”, which are not exclusively driven but exacerbated by climate change. This is the case across many cities in sub Sahara Africa, where biophysical and socio-economic risk drivers combine to produce vicious cycles of unequal risk exposure and displacement, with severe impacts on the lives, livelihoods and assets of the urban poor and the city’s ecological and socio-economic future.

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