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building urban resilienceBuilding Urban Resilience

Principles, Tools, and Practice

Abhas K. Jha, Todd W. Miner, and Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Editors

About Building Urban Resilience in East Asia

Building Urban Resilience in East Asia is a World Bank program that aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and the impacts of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. The objective is to demonstrate a scalable methodology and practical tools for risk assessment that can be used for city-level investment decisions.

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cities and floodingCities and Flooding

A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century

Abhas K Jha | Robin Bloch

Jessica Lamond

How to use the Guide Cities and Flooding:

A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century provides comprehensive, forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate.

The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policymakers need to be knowledgeable about to create policy directions and an integrated strategic approach for urban flood risk management. The Summary concludes with 12 guiding policy principles for integrated flood risk management.

The core of the Guide consists of seven chapters, organized as follows:

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safer homes stronger communitiesSafer Homes, Stronger Communities
A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters

Abhas K. Jha with Jennifer Duyne Barenstein Priscilla M. Phelps Daniel Pittet Stephen Sena

Background Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters was developed to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. As the handbook demonstrates, post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of those affected by the disaster for years to come. As a policymaker, you may be responsible for establishing the policy framework for the entire reconstruction process or for setting reconstruction policy in only one sector. The handbook is emphatic about the importance of establishing a policy to guide reconstruction.

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