Disaster Risk Reduction and Creation
This chapter delves more deeply into hazard mitigation and disaster risk reduction, both of which are intended to take place prior to an event but most often do not. Among other topics, this chapter discusses the ways in which policies geared at disaster risk reduction can simply lead to gentrification, as only those who can afford the cost of reduced risk may remain and as state and local governments elect to prioritize economic development above resilience and risk reduction. The chapter also describes the ways in which risk is exacerbated for those who are displaced in the process.
KeywordsDisaster risk reduction Disaster risk creation Climate adaptation Hazard mitigation Climate gentrification
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