Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation into the Delivery and Management of the Built Environment

Authored by: Ksenia Chmutina , Rohit Jigyasu , Lee Bosher

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659

10.4324/9781315684260.ch25

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Abstract

Recent disasters across the world have highlighted the fragility of the built environment to a range of natural hazards, including those that may be influenced by climate change. Moreover, the rapid pace of urbanisation has increased concerns about the resilience of cities in light of disaster risks including those influenced by climate change; with contemporary discussions considering how physical/protective interventions can be integrated into the built environment or, indeed, what types of interventions are most effective.

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