|DOI / URL
||Coping with natural disasters and urban risk: an approach to urban sustainability from socio-environmental fragmentation and urban vulnerability assessment
||From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts
||Link, F.; Harris, J.; Irarrazaval, F.; Valenzuela, F.; Welz, J.; Barth, K.;
|Journal / Serie
||Research in Urban Sociology
|POF III (gesamt)
||Socio-environmental fragmentation; urban vulnerability; Santiago de Chile
have been exposed to a variety of natural disasters such as flooding,
extreme temperatures, storms, earthquakes, and other natural shocks, and
have had to respond and adapt to such pressures over time. In the
context of global climate change, natural disasters have increased
across the globe. Apart from climate change, many urban environments in
Latin America are experiencing significant transformations in land use
patterns, socio-demographic change, changing labor markets, and economic
growth, resulting from recent decades of globalization. Such
transformations have resulted in the internal fragmentation of cities.
In this context, the purpose of the present chapter is to demonstrate
the importance in both theoretical and methodological terms, of
integrating the concept of socio-environmental fragmentation into urban
vulnerability research in order to make progress toward higher degrees
of local sustainability in those areas of the city that suffer natural
disasters and fragmentation.
A mixed methods approach is used in order to combine different technical issues from urban and climate change studies.
findings are related to the importance of an integrated approach,
regarding the complexity of urban life, and the relationship between the
urban, the social, and the environmental phenomenon.
chapter relates to the revisit of the current state of preparedness and
to determine whether further adaptations are required. The authors
understood that these kinds of mixed approaches are necessary in order
to understand the new complexity of urban processes.
|Link, F., Harris, J., Irarrazaval, F., Valenzuela, F., Welz, J., Barth, K. (2014):
Coping with natural disasters and urban risk: an approach to urban sustainability from socio-environmental fragmentation and urban vulnerability assessment
In: Holt, W.D. (ed.)
From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts
Research in Urban Sociology 14
Emerald, Bingley, p. 35 - 58