Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters in China Japan and Beyond

Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters in China  Japan and Beyond Author Adenrele Awotona
ISBN-10 9781443861175
Release 2014-06-02
Pages 460
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This volume examines lessons learned in reducing the impact of disasters on communities in China, Japan and other countries world-wide. Asia is the most disaster-prone continent. The 2012 data on natural disasters in 28 Asian countries, released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Belgian-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters on December 11th, 2012 showed that, from 1950 to 2011, nine out of ten people affected by disasters globally were in Asia; that of the top five disasters that created the most damage in 2012, three were in China; that China led the list of most disasters in 2012; and, that China was the only “multi-hazard”-prone country. Similarly, the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake was the greatest known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and one of the five strongest ever recorded earthquakes in the world since 1900. Subsequently, the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston organized a conference in November 2012 to survey the best practices in post-disaster rebuilding efforts in China and Japan. This edited book consists of selected papers from the proceedings of that event and previously invited contributions from leading scholars in post-disaster rebuilding in China, Japan and Namibia.



Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

Planning for Community based Disaster Resilience Worldwide Author Adenrele Awotona
ISBN-10 9781317080138
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 490
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We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery for vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource that discusses, in considerable depth, the multifaceted matrix of natural and human-made disasters. It examines their bearing on the loss of human and productive capital; the conduct of national policies and the setting of national development priorities; and on the nature of international aid and bilateral assistance strategies and programs of donor countries. In order to ensure the efficacy and appropriateness of their support for disaster survivors, international agencies, humanitarian and disaster relief organizations, scholars, non-governmental organizations, and members of the global emergency management community need to have insight into best practices and lessons learned from various disasters across national and cultural boundaries. The evidence obtained from the numerous case studies in this volume serves to build a worldwide community that is better informed about the cultural and traditional contexts of such disasters and better enabled to prepare for, respond to, and finally rebuild sustainable communities after disasters in different environments. The main themes of the case studies include: • the need for community planning and emergency management to unite in order to achieve the mutual aim of creating a sustainable disaster-resilient community, coupled with the necessity to enact and implement appropriate laws, policies, and development regulations for disaster risk reduction; • the need to develop a clear set of urban planning and urban design principles for improving the built environment’s capacities for disaster risk management through the integration of disaster risk reduction education into the curricula of colleges and universities; • the need to engage the whole community to build inclusive governance structures as prerequisites for addressing climate change vulnerability and fostering resilience and sustainability. Furthermore, the case studies explore the need to link the existence and value of scientific knowledge accumulated in various countries with decision-making in disaster risk management; and the relevance and transferability from one cultural context to another of the lessons learned in building institutional frameworks for whole community partnerships.



UN Habitat Annual Report

UN Habitat Annual Report Author United Nations Human Settlements Programme
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105213539864
Release 2008
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The Futurist

The Futurist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068861858
Release 1995
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Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential Actions strategies solutions

Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential  Actions  strategies  solutions Author Union of International Associations
ISBN-10 3598112270
Release 1995
Pages 976
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The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. A new addition to the work, Volume 3, Action -- Strategies -- Solutions, presents strategies for coping with world problems, with an emphasis on vicious self-sustaining cycles of problems.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Sheldon Smith
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039910289
Release 1998
Pages 518
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This introduction to cultural anthropology text uses a global approach to examine basic anthropological concepts within a regional context, providing an analysis of contemporary issues throughout. This text utilizes a political ecology perspective, which combines cultural ecology, with its emphasis on adaptation, and political economy, which focuses on the links between productive activity, trade, and distribution of power. This text presents anthropology as a discipline that is indispensable in understanding the dynamics of contemporary intercultural interactions and ethnic conflict. The global approach directs attention both to Western and non-Western traditional and complex societies, where archeological, historical and contemporary data is used to show how cultures adapt and interact over time and within our contemporary global community. The book explores the effects of colonialism, trade and capitalism on the local indigenous cultures of each region, but also shows how contemporary indigenous and minority groups are taking action, in both constructive and destructive ways. While all the traditional anthropological topics are covered, this book also provides an overview of key events in the prehistory and history of Western civilization including a chapter on the rise of capitalism and a chapter on American culture. It also explores, in the relevant regional chapters, the contemporary transitions from economies based on central planning and state ownership of industries to more capitalistic economies, the struggles to institute democratic reforms and the efforts to establish national identities and boundaries in multi-ethnic regions formerly united by repressive political systems.



Oceanic Abstracts

Oceanic Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002703127
Release 1995-02
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The Permaculture Activist

The Permaculture Activist Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000117417463
Release 2004
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ok doktrini

  ok doktrini Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 6051030751
Release 2010
Pages 674
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Medeniyetler at mas

Medeniyetler   at    mas  Author
ISBN-10 9757726354
Release 1995
Pages 264
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Uluslarin D s s

Uluslarin D  s  s  Author Daron Acemoglu
ISBN-10 6050918120
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 496
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Doganin Gizli Bahcesi

Doganin Gizli Bahcesi Author Edward O. Wilson
ISBN-10 6050202575
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 220
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Sahidin G zleri

Sahidin G  zleri Author Agatha Christie
ISBN-10 975211573X
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 280
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