Human Geography

Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and by Mark Pelling,Sophie Blackburn

By Mark Pelling,Sophie Blackburn

Based on an enormous foreign research, this volume provides a synthesis of clinical wisdom on megacity urbanization at the coast, environmental affects, dangers and administration offerings, together with a spotlight on version, mitigation and catastrophe possibility management. It is the first output of a tremendous overseas medical undertaking subsidized by way of the overseas Geosphere Biosphere Programme, the Land-Ocean Interactions on the Coastal sector programme of IHDP/IGBP, and others. It brings together the paintings of over 60 contributing authors and a global evaluation board. 

It offers the foreign coverage and educational group with an independent and prime quality overview of the state-of-the paintings in components of social-ecological structures interplay. One of its major messages is that whereas we all know greatly approximately megacities of greater than ten million humans and approximately city approaches, and approximately coasts and their actual and ecological methods (aquatic, actual and atmospheric), there's rather little paintings that focusses basically at issues of intersection among large-scale urbanization and the coast. The publication responds to this hole via delivering the 1st worldwide synthesis of megacity and massive city zone urbanization at the coast. Its concentration is on environmental and improvement demanding situations, weather switch and catastrophe. it's interdisciplinary and brings jointly international acknowledged scientists (including many IPCC lead authors) on city weather and surroundings, catastrophe threat administration, demography and coastal environments.

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