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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Spatial planning and dealing with uncertainties associated with future disasters

Spatial planning and dealing with uncertainties associated with future disasters

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(p.321) Chapter B5 Spatial planning and dealing with uncertainties associated with future disasters
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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters
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Stefan Greiving

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0017

Decisions in the area of natural hazards are normally based on probabilities. However, the baseline trend is evolving due to climate change and other changing processes (demographic change, globalization etc.). In parallel, during the last years, the understanding of the role of government has been changed from a traditional approach where the state itself provides all kinds of public services to a model, which is characterized mainly by private services, while the state only guarantees the quality of those services that are of public interest. Thus, societies go from a “predict-and-control” type of governance systems to a more reflexive and adaptive practice of disaster risk management. The main aim of this chapter is to understand the extent to which present governance systems are capable of managing deep uncertainty related to future disasters, as well as to develop proposals and strategies to strengthen this response capacity.

Keywords:   uncertainty, disaster risk management, natural hazards, future disasters, response capacity

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