Urban Vulnerability Reduction:Regulations and Beyond
AbstractThis article examines the causes of urban earthquake vulnerability in Gujarat, based on the case study of Ahmedabad city which was affected in the 2001, Gujarat earthquake. This paper argues that the non-compliance of regulations which causes urban vulnerability cannot be corrected merely by additional regulations or increased enforcement. An enabling environment of compliance of regulations can be achieved only though good enforcement mechanism, integration of development with vulnerability reduction, good governance practices, awareness creation, partnerships and capacity building.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre in its series ASARC Working Papers with number 2007-08.
Date of creation: 2007
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urban vulnerability; risk reduction; vulnerability reduction; earthquake vulnerability; regulations; mitigation;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-09-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2007-09-09 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-REG-2007-09-09 (Regulation)
- NEP-URE-2007-09-09 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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