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Hydrometeorological disasters in urban areas of Costa Rica, Central America
Tropical countries are subjected to natural disasters which cause substantial human and economic losses. Coping with disasters in tropics requires to improve our understanding of the frequency and distribution of ...
From disaster risk construction to disaster risk reduction: exploring the agency of urban land-use planning in Chile
(Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, 2020)
This paper explores how the existing urban land-use regulatory framework and its associated planning practices in Chile have contributed to disaster risk construction in urban areas. It uses Actor Network Theory as an ...
Disaster Risk Assessment of Informal Settlements in the Global South
More than a billion people live in informal settlements worldwide. Their high exposure and vulnerability increase the risk of disaster in their lives. Global changes challenge the capacity to seek practical and quick ...
La visión economicista en las políticas públicas para reducir desastres
(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales., 2018)
Transformation of social capital during and after a disaster event: the cases Chañaral and Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, Chile
This article analyzes the impact of socio-natural disasters on social capital at a local level, studying the cases of the communities of Chanaral and Diego de Almagro after the flooding and mudflow disasters of 2015. ...
Review of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Enabling Child-Centred Agency (Tema Central)
(Quito: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Corporación Editora Nacional, 2018)
The Global Assessment Report on the evidence base developed from child-centred disaster risk reduction projects in the Philippines and El Salvador provides an overview of institutional and legal frameworks that limit or ...