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Land Use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction : Practice and Cases from a Global Perspective
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This book provides wide range of studies on methods of assessing natural disaster risks and reducing those risks in the context land use. The main advantage of this book is that it presents extensive researches and practices from interdisciplinary perspectives through case studies of land use management against various natural disasters. Kinds of natural hazards include earthquake, tsunami, floods and others, and types of case study area range from urban areas to areas with natural environment like mountain, coast and river system. This book shows how interactions between natural and human environments create natural disasters by analyzing them quantitatively or qualitatively, and how disaster risks can be managed or reduced through methods related to land use.
This book also covers different challenges of land use management exemplifying cases from Asia as well as USA and Europe. The main purpose of this book is to provide a large insight on studies of natural disaster risks from land use perspective and the possibility of non-engineering methods reduce those risks through management of land use against various natural hazards in different environments.