Part one reviews development urbanization and disaster risk in africa as a whole identifies state of the art practices and policies for building urban resilience and provides a tool kit for urban risk reduction it also presents a powerful conceptual framework to analyse and compare disaster risk and resilience in different cities and communities part two presents detailed case studies from . Disaster risk reduction cases from urban africa sources earthscan provention consortium united nations development programme headquarters undp united nations human settlements programme headquarters un habitat this book brings together the expertise of african scholars and practitioners in urban disaster risk reduction including djillali benouar university of science and . Buy disaster risk reduction cases from urban africa 1 by mark pelling ben wisner anna kajumulo tibaijuka isbn 9781844075560 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Focusing on africa the most rapidly urbanizing world region disaster risk reduction also illustrates global processes together the three parts provide a one of a kind book packed with original research and offering an innovative way of thinking about the reduction of risk in rapidly urbanizing cities across the globe jacket. 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
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