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Safer Cities 25: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Climate Change Impact and
Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Disaster
Risk Mitigation in Secondary Cities in Asia ADPC: Safer Cities 25: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Climate Change Impact and <br> Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Disaster<br> Risk Mitigation in Secondary Cities in Asia

Published on: 12/15/2008

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 1.62 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

Secondary cities in developing countries are becoming the hub of livelihood opportunities which
attracts rapid economic growth, high population density and thereby high disaster risks. Urban centers, industries, informal small scale businesses and urban population settlements are blooming in ad hoc manner without following proper land-use planning. Due to economic,
social and political pressures the urban poor are forced to live in hazard prone areas rendering hem more vulnerable to disasters. The analysis of natural hazards in South and Southeast Asia indicates that geologically triggered hazard events such as earthquakes and tsunami are
responsible for higher consequences in terms of damages losses, but are comparatively low frequency. Hydro-meteorological events are more frequent and more widespread within South and South East Asia.