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Systemic and Social Vulnerability to Flooding

  • Funda AtunEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

This chapter starts with critiques on the present flood risk management. The chapter proceeds with the current systemic and social vulnerabilities by focusing on the downstream of the River Thames.

Keywords

Systemic vulnerability Social vulnerability Transportation system London 

References

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© The Author(s) 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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