© 2012

Risk Habitat Megacity

  • Dirk Heinrichs
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
  • Bernd Hansjürgens
  • Francisco Martínez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Megacities – A Challenge for Research and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk Heinrichs, Kerstin Krellenberg, Bernd Hansjürgens
      Pages 3-17
    3. Ricardo Jordán, Johannes Rehner, Joseluis Samaniego
      Pages 19-35
  3. Developing the Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Christian Büscher, Aldo Mascareño
      Pages 39-63
    3. Henning Nuissl, Carolin Höhnke, Michael Lukas, Gustavo Durán, Claudia Rodriguez Seeger
      Pages 87-108
  4. Exploring Policy Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Marco Pilz, Stefano Parolai, Joachim Zschau, Adriana Perez, Jaime Campos
      Pages 111-126
    3. Ellen Banzhaf, Annegret Kindler, Annemarie Müller, Karin Metz, Sonia Reyes-Paecke, Ulrike Weiland
      Pages 127-154
    4. Sigrun Kabisch, Dirk Heinrichs, Kerstin Krellenberg, Juliane Welz, Jorge Rodriguez Vignoli, Francisco Sabatini et al.
      Pages 155-181
    5. Sonja Simon, Volker Stelzer, Luis Vargas, Gonzalo Paredes, Adriana Quintero, Jürgen Kopfmüller
      Pages 183-205
    6. Andreas Justen, Francisco Martínez, Barbara Lenz, Cristián Cortés
      Pages 207-227
    7. Peter Suppan, Ulrich Franck, Rainer Schmitz, Frank Baier
      Pages 229-250
    8. Helmut Lehn, James McPhee, Joachim Vogdt, Gerhard Schleenstein, Laura Simon, Gerhard Strauch et al.
      Pages 251-278
    9. Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam, Tahnee Gonzalez, Marcel Szanto, Helmut Seifert, Joachim Vogdt
      Pages 279-301
  5. Synthesis and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Jürgen Kopfmüller, Jonathan R. Barton, Alejandra Salas
      Pages 305-326
    3. Corinna Hölzl, Henning Nuissl, Carolin Höhnke, Michael Lukas, Claudia Rodriguez Seeger
      Pages 327-351

About this book


Megacity development and the inherent risks and opportunities for humans and the environment is a theme of growing urgency in the 21st century. Focusing on Latin America where urbanization is most advanced, this book studies the complexity of a ‘mega-urban system’ and explores interrelations between sectors and issues by providing an in-depths study of one particular city, Santiago de Chile. The book attempts to (i) focus on the emergence of risk in megacities by analyzing risk elements, (ii) evaluate the extent and severity of risks, (iii) develop strategies to cope with adverse risks, and (iv) to guide urban development by combining concepts with empirical evidence.
Drawing on the work of an interdisciplinary and international consortium of academic and professional partners, the book is written for scholars in cross-cutting areas of urban, sustainability, hazard, governance and planning research as well as practitioners from local, regional and international organizations.


Latin America Megacity Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Heinrichs
    • 1
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
    • 2
  • Bernd Hansjürgens
    • 3
  • Francisco Martínez
    • 4
  1. 1., Institute of Transport ResearchGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Research - UFZ, Department of Urban andHelmholtz Centre for EnvironmentalLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of EconomicsHelmholtz Centre forLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Universidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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