Journal Title: Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies
ISSN: 1996-1421 (Print); 2072-845X (Online)
Society/Institution: Southern Africa Society for Disaster Reduction (South Africa) and Department of Cooperative Governance (South Africa).
LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Management. Industrial management: Risk in industry. Risk management
Country of publisher: South Africa
Language of fulltext: English
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Willi Faling (Department of Town and Regional Planning University of Pretoria)
Abstract | Full Text
Very little has been written on the growing number of urban disaster risk hotspots, or the integration of disaster risk reduction and human settlement planning in Africa aside from publications by the World Bank, United Nations and a few other international organisations. This book aspires to fill these gaps, and I recommend it as essential reading for any urban development or disaster management practitioner or academic concerned with risk reduction in African cities. I also recommended the book for courses on sustainable human settlements, development planning and disaster risk reduction.