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Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction:
A Road Towards Sustainable Urban Development and
Creating Safer Urban Communities ADPC: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction: <br> A Road Towards Sustainable Urban Development and <br> Creating Safer Urban Communities

Published on: 07/30/2010

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Safer Development Planning and Implementation

Type: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

File size: 1.31 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

The growth of cities experienced during the last two decades continue with specific urbanization characteristics unique to each geographical area. In Africa, urbanization is largely characterized by a high concentration of people in the capital cities, while metropolitan expansion in Asia is taking place with populations shifting to satellite cities or sub-urban areas. In addition to the rapid growth of small cities, migration from one city to another, and the continuing trend of rural-urban migration urge development decision makers and practitioners to acknowledge the fact that the 21st century is the “Century of the City”.