Building Urban Resilience : Principles, Tools, and Practice Jha, Abhas K. Miner, Todd W. Stanton-Geddes, Zuzana 2013-04-09T20:11:45Z 2013-04-09T20:11:45Z 2013-03-08
dc.description.abstract Building Urban Resilience in East Asia is a World Bank program that aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and the impacts of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. The objective is to demonstrate a scalable methodology and practical tools for risk assessment that can be used for city-level investment decisions. Working closely with the stakeholders involved in land use planning and infrastructure development, phase one of this program identified the major challenges facing urban decision makers in terms of risks from natural disasters and climate change and now offers open-source risk assessment tools that can be used by city-level institutions, other communities, private investors, and planners of infrastructure services. Phase two explores different investment options, management plans, and capacity building needs. The goal is to formulate a strategy in which flexible and 'low-regret' measures can be cost-effective even when risks are uncertain. Taking into account future risks and uncertainties, resilience relies on redundancy. Cities facing difficult decisions about scarce resources and investments strive for efficiency. Financial approaches to urban disaster resilience should reduce the negative impacts of disasters on individuals and communities, the private sector, and public entities. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8865-5
dc.identifier.other 10.1596/978-0-8213-8865-5
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Directions in development : environment and sustainable development;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Resilience
dc.subject Uncertainty
dc.subject Disaster risk management
dc.subject Land use planning
dc.subject Risk assessment
dc.subject Urban ecosystems
dc.subject Urban upgrading
dc.subject Stakeholder participation
dc.subject Water supply
dc.subject Wastewater systems
dc.subject Transportation
dc.subject Disaster definitions
dc.subject Vulnerability
dc.subject Hazards
dc.subject Urban infrastructure
dc.title Building Urban Resilience : Principles, Tools, and Practice en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-03-08
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.globalpractice Water
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Water
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8865-5
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000356161_20130308155433
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 17423444 75845
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.geographical East Asia
okr.topic Urban Development :: Hazard Risk Management
okr.topic Urban Development :: Transport in Urban Areas
okr.topic Urban Development :: Urban Water & Waste Management
okr.topic Water Supply and Sanitation
okr.unit Transport, Urban and DRM Unit (EASIN)
okr.volume 1 of 1
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