Loading...

"Record"

A Global Urban Risk Index  [2013]

Brecht, Henrike Deichmann, Uwe Wang, Hyoung Gun

Access the full text:

Abstract
Which cities have the highest risk of human and economic losses due to natural hazards? And how will urban exposure to major hazards change over the coming decades? This paper develops a global urban disaster risk index that evaluates the mortality and economic risks from disasters in 1,943 cities in developing countries. Concentrations of population, infrastructure, and economic activities in cities contribute to increased exposure and susceptibility to natural hazards. The three components of this risk measure are urban hazard characteristics, exposure, and vulnerability. For earthquakes, cyclones, floods, and landslides, single hazard risk indices are developed. In addition, a multi-hazard index gives a holistic picture of current city risk. Demographic-economic projection of city population growth to 2050 suggests that exposure to earthquake and cyclone risk in developing country cities will more than double from today's levels. Global urban risk analysis, as presented in this paper, can inform the prioritization of resources for disaster risk management and urban planning and promote the shift toward managing risks rather than emergencies.
Loading...

Other subjects

  • RECONSTRUCTION
  • DISASTER PREVENTION
  • GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
  • HOSPITAL BEDS
  • CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
  • CITIZENS
  • FLOODING
  • PROTECTION MECHANISMS
  • FLOOD
  • ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • URBAN DEVELOPMENT
  • HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY
  • DISASTER RELIEF
  • CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
  • PUBLIC POLICY
  • MORTALITY RISK
  • TYPE OF DISASTER
  • NATURAL HAZARDS
  • DECLARATION
  • RISK ASSESSMENTS
  • NATURAL HAZARD
  • URBAN AREAS
  • POPULATION GROWTH RATE
  • NATIONAL LEVEL
  • FATALITY
  • DISASTERS
  • MORTALITY
  • DEATH TOLLS
  • DEVELOPMENT POLICY
  • COVERAGE
  • SOCIAL CHANGE
  • VULNERABILITY
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
  • TROPICAL CYCLONES
  • DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • POPULATION PRESSURE
  • UNITED NATIONS POPULATION DIVISION
  • FERTILITY
  • SOCIAL VULNERABILITY
  • CRED
  • DISASTER TYPES
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  • NUMBER OF DEATHS
  • MORTALITY RATE
  • MIGRANTS
  • RISK ANALYSIS
  • POPULATION GROWTH
  • DISASTER EVENTS
  • LANDSLIDES
  • CITY POPULATION
  • STORM
  • SEA LEVEL
  • INFLATION
  • RISK MANAGEMENT
  • LAM
  • POLICY DISCUSSIONS
  • NATURAL DISASTERS
  • URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS
  • POPULATION PROJECTIONS
  • DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
  • NUMBER OF PERSONS
  • WIND SPEED
  • NATURAL CATASTROPHES
  • DISASTERS BY DESIGN
  • FLOOD MANAGEMENT
  • RISK EXPOSURE
  • FUTURE POPULATION
  • NATURAL DISASTER
  • INSURANCE COMPANIES
  • PROGRAMS
  • DISASTER RISK
  • REINSURANCE
  • ECONOMIC RISK
  • EARTHQUAKE
  • DISASTER RESEARCH
  • EMERGENCIES
  • HURRICANE
  • EMERGENCY-RESPONSE
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
  • EARLY WARNING
  • URBAN DWELLERS
  • LARGE CITIES
  • CONTINGENCY PLANNING
  • DAMAGES
  • SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
  • DISASTER MANAGEMENT
  • BUILDING CODES
  • POPULATION DATA
  • FUTURE GROWTH
  • HOSPITAL
  • DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
  • POLITICAL POWER
  • POPULATION SIZE
  • WORLD CONFERENCE
  • DISASTER REDUCTION
  • DEVASTATION
  • EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  • URBAN POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
  • INTERNATIONAL POPULATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
  • RISK TRANSFER
  • RURAL AREAS
  • SOCIAL INEQUALITIES
  • URBANIZATION
  • STORMS
  • HUMAN CAPITAL
  • RURAL POPULATION
  • HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
  • URBAN POPULATION
  • SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • PROGRESS
  • APPLICATIONS
  • GLOBAL POPULATION
  • MIGRATION
  • FATALITIES
  • LANDSLIDE
  • POPULATION DENSITY
  • POPULATION DIVISION
  • NUMBER OF PEOPLE
  • FINANCIAL RISK
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS
  • WORLD POPULATION
  • POPULATION MOVEMENTS
  • FLOODS
  • POPULATION GROWTH RATES
  • ECONOMIC RISKS
  • POLICY RESEARCH
  • urban risk
  • EARTHQUAKES
  • EXTREME EVENTS
  • POPULATION ESTIMATES