Vulnerability, Risks, and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats by Hogrefe Publishing (Paperback, 2012)
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- DescriptionIt encompasses papers investigating human habitats in a variety of settlement structures within several natural settings that are affected by negative impacts of extreme weather events, natural hazards, infectious diseases, contaminations, or crime. Further, it provides empirical case studies describing ways to strengthen environmentally-sound behavior and how people behave in very specific living conditions, e.g. in post-disaster settlements. The focus of the book is on the necessity of studying vulnerability, risks, and complexity as expressions of the major impacts of global change on human habitats. These include t only climate and hazard impacts but also new socio-demographic trends and regional ecomic developments influencing people's quality of life and their capacities to cope with global change. The book will be useful to scholars in cross-cutting areas of urban, hazard, planning, governance and sustainability research in strong relation to socio-psychological perspectives. The readers benefit from new theoretical as well as empirically based research findings in the emerging field of social-science vulnerability studies. The contributions cover six broad research fields: Reflections on vulnerability and risk in complex environments Coping with climate change and natural hazards Social dimensions of vulnerability and risks Participation and strategies of risk reduction Strengthening pro-environmental behaviour Place making and urban design
- Author BiographySigrun Kabisch, Prof. Dr., head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig (Germany), professor for Urban Geography at the University of Leipzig. Anna Kunath, research assistant at the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig (Germany). Petra Schweizer-Ries, Prof. Dr., junior professor in Environmental Psychology at the University of Magdeburg (Germany), professor in Environmental Psychology at the Saarland University, and professor in Sustainability Science at the University of Applied Science, Bochum (Germany). Annett Steinfuhrer, Dr., researcher at the Institute of Rural Studies at the Johann Heinrich von Thunen Institute (vTI), Braunschweig/Brunswick (Germany).
- PublisherHogrefe Publishing
- Date of Publication13/04/2012
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleAdvances in People-Environment Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 3
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintHogrefe Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight544 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byAnna K. Kunath,Annett Steinfuhrer,Petra Schweizer-Ries,Sigrun K. Kabisch
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