Essays about: "urban disasters"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 50 essays containing the words urban disasters.

  1. 1. Alternative and Indigenous knowledges in Quito’s resilience strategy: A discursive analysis of power relations

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Maeve Hofer; [2021]
    Keywords : urban resilience governance; power relations; Indigenous peoples; knowledges; Quito; 100RC; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Resilience has become a recent buzzword among urban planners who intent to increase a city’s capaci- ty to function despite disasters. Yet, scholars have raised concerns about the impact of resilience strat- egies on marginalized groups which are unproportionally exposed to and affected by environmental harm. READ MORE

  2. 2. Adaptation of buildings for climate change : A literature review

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för byggnadsteknik, energisystem och miljövetenskap

    Author : Cheng Cheng; [2021]
    Keywords : Climate change; Extreme weather; Building energy efficiency; Passive houses;

    Abstract : In September 2020, Northeast China suffered three unprecedented typhoons in half a month, and there was freezing rain in early November, all of which led to the large-scale urban power failure. The occurrence of these phenomena makes people directly see climate change and its impact on the living environment of human beings. READ MORE

  3. 3. Flood Management in the Kamrangirchar Slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Olivia Emelie Kjellgren; [2021]
    Keywords : Flooding; flood management; disaster management; disaster risk reduction; disaster recovery; disaster resilience; disaster preparedness; climate change; livelihood; vulnerability; adaptation; assets; economic insecurity; infrastructure; slum; sewerage networks; sanitation; housing; sustainable development; onion-peel approach; mixed method design; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : A study on the Kamrangirchar slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh has been completed by analyzing literature involving qualitative data, as well as quantitative data using a mixed method research design. The quantitative data from the World Bank (2020) and the UNDP (2020) is provided as background for the research. READ MORE

  4. 4. Upscaling collaborative food allocation : The cases of Olio, Foodsharing, and Reko in Stockholm

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Federico Gonzalez Raya; [2021]
    Keywords : collaborative consumption; sharing economy; alternative food systems; food sharing; urban planning;

    Abstract : Food has a crucial role in our lives as a way of shaping identities, societies, and because it enables possibilities of bringing people together. Access to food has complex social, ecological, and economic implications that deserve to be examined through a new approach. READ MORE

  5. 5. Guidelines for Integrated Flood Control Design in the Informal Settlements of Cape Town Municipality : A case study of Kosovo Informal Settlement in Philippi District

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Erasmus Mseleku; [2021]
    Keywords : climate change; community participation; flooding; informal settlements; integrated water management systems; nature-based solutions; spatial inequality; sustainability; urban flooding;

    Abstract : Flooding over the last few years has become the most frequent and devastating of the natural disasters. This has accounted for approximately half of the death-rate and a third of economic losses as a result of weather-related events. READ MORE