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Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Urbanization: Relocation, Planning and Modern Disasters

  • Jenny Bryant-Tokalau
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Disaster Anthropology book series (PSDA)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Urbanization Informal settlements Indigenous knowledge Traditional networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenny Bryant-Tokalau
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  1. 1.Te TumuUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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