Journal article

The role of citizens in DRR planning exercises: when to inform or consult

Maria Kornakova, Alan March

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this research paper is to explore the role and effectiveness of particular participation styles that affect the effectiveness of urban planning being integrated with disaster risk reduction (DRR) practices. Design/methodology/approach: This research was conducted using a heuristic approach to the examination of urban planning and DRR practices focussing particularly upon citizens’ participation in four case studies internationally: the UK floods in 2007; Hurricane Katrina in the USA in 2005; wildfires of 2009 in Victoria, Australia; and Swiss avalanche prevention and preparedness. Desktop research was conducted to analyse cases and identify key findings, confirmed and..

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