Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Urbanization: Relocation, Planning and Modern Disasters
The focus in this chapter is on urban populations so frequently underserved, but also underestimated, in their ability to respond to major disasters. As the Pacific becomes increasingly, and often more informally, urbanized, urban dwellers can be overlooked in disaster planning, resulting in large loss of human life and property. But so too do urban dwellers have strong social networks and they find ways of coping with community and institutional cooperation.
KeywordsUrbanization Informal settlements Indigenous knowledge Traditional networks
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