oa Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies - Disaster Risk Reduction : Cases from urban Africa, M. Pelling and B. Wisner : book review
|Article Title||Disaster Risk Reduction : Cases from urban Africa, M. Pelling and B. Wisner : book review|
|Journal||Jamba : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jun 2010|
|Pages||383 - 384|
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.
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