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Title Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing world / Judy L. Baker, editor
Publisher Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2012
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 Skillman - Upper Level  HV4173 .C55 2012    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc xix, 297 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Series Urban development
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Climate Change, Disaster Risk, adn the Urban Poor analyzes the key challenges facing the urban poor, given the risks associated with climate change and disasters. Through evidence and case studies from a number of cities--such as Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, Mexico City, and S̋ao Paulo--the book identifies key strategies are based on difficult policy decisions that must balance tradeoffs among risk reduction, urban development, and poverty reduction. Policy makers, researchers, practitioners, and students will find the book's analysis robust and comprehensive, and abundant with global examples of policies and programs that have been implemented at the city level--including a review of financing options for local governments
Contents Vulnerable cities : Assessing climate change and disaster risk in urban centers of the developing world -- Vulnerability of the urban poor -- Building resilience for the urban poor -- Opening new finance opportunities for cities to address pro-poor adaptation and risk reduction -- Literature review -- Efforts to estimate exposure in cities -- Learning from project and program experiences : Individuals, community, and local government partnering to manage risk -- Dar es Salaam Case Study -- Jakarta Case Study -- Mexico City Case Study -- S̋ao Paulo Case Study
Subject Urban poor -- Developing countries
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- Developing countries
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Developing countries
Urban health -- Developing countries
Urban policy -- Developing countries
Alt Author Baker, Judy L., 1960-
World Bank
Alt Series Urban development series (Washington, D.C.)
Urban development
ISBN 9780821388457 (print)
0821388452 (print)
9780821389607 (electronic)
0821389602 (electronic)

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