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Titel (primär) Coping with natural disasters and urban risk: an approach to urban sustainability from socio-environmental fragmentation and urban vulnerability assessment
Titel (sekundär) From Sustainable to Resilient Cities: Global Concerns and Urban Efforts
Autor Link, F.; Harris, J.; Irarrazaval, F.; Valenzuela, F.; Welz, J.; Barth, K.;
Herausgeber Holt, W.D.;
Journal / Serie Research in Urban Sociology
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department SUSOZ;
Band/Volume 14
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T13;
Keywords Socio-environmental fragmentation; urban vulnerability; Santiago de Chile
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6
Abstract
Abstract

Purpose

Cities 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.

Methodology/approach

A mixed methods approach is used in order to combine different technical issues from urban and climate change studies.

Findings

The 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.

Social implications

This 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.

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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