Building Community Resiliency: Linkages Between Individual, Community, and Local Government in the Urban Context

Rajib Shaw, Gulsan Ara Parvin, Akhilesh Surjan, Atta-Ur-Rahman

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    Abstract

    Achieving community resilience in an urban area is a growing challenge. While, community-based risk reduction has been popular and practiced frequently in rural areas, its interventions in urban areas have been rather limited. In spite of that, some megacities and urban areas have documented a number of innovative approaches of community resilience building through specific entry points of environment (waste management) or welfare or health-related activities. From this perspective, this chapter describes the link of individual and community actions for urban risk reduction. One of the key aspects of community resilience is its sustainability through proper linkage of institutions. The link to local government is found to be important. The chapter also highlights the local governance linkage of the community and individual approaches to risk reduction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUrban Disasters and Resilience in Asia
    EditorsRajib Shaw, Attaur Rahman, Akhilesh Surjan, Gulsan A. Parvin
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherButterworth-Heinemann
    Chapter18
    Pages287-292
    Number of pages5
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9780128021699
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Shaw, R., Parvin, G. A., Surjan, A., & Atta-Ur-Rahman (2016). Building Community Resiliency: Linkages Between Individual, Community, and Local Government in the Urban Context. In R. Shaw, A. Rahman, A. Surjan, & G. A. Parvin (Eds.), Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia (1 ed., pp. 287-292). UK: Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802169-9.00018-5