Land Use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction

Practice and Cases from a Global Perspective

  • Michiko Banba
  • Rajib Shaw

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michiko Banba
      Pages 13-17
  3. Urban Issues in Land Use

  4. Mountain Issues in Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Atta-ur-Rahman, Farzana, Ghani Rahman, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 179-195
    3. Noralene Uy, Benigno Balgos, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 197-214
    4. Yohei Chiba, Rajib Shaw, Michiko Banba
      Pages 215-235
    5. Genta Nakano, Piyoosh Rautela, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 237-252
    6. Jet-Chau Wen, Shao-Yang Huang, Chia-Chen Hsu, Yu-Ju Lin, Mu-Fan Tsai, Tsui-Ping Chang et al.
      Pages 271-293
  5. Coastal Issues in Land Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Syamsidik, Fachrul Fikri
      Pages 297-310
    3. Yuko Araki, Akihiko Hokugo, Satoru Masuda
      Pages 325-351
    4. Tho Tran, Rajib Shaw, Michiko Banba
      Pages 353-380
    5. Gulsan Ara Parvin, Md. Hashan Ali, Kumiko Fujita, Md. Anwarul Abedin, Umma Habiba, Rajib Shaw
      Pages 381-401
  6. River Issues in Land Use

About this book


This book provides a wide range of studies on methods of assessing natural disaster risks and reducing those risks in the context of land use. A major benefit of the book is that it presents extensive research and practices from interdisciplinary perspectives through case studies of land use management against various natural disasters. The natural hazards include earthquakes, tsunami, floods, and other disasters, with case studies ranging from urban areas to areas with natural environments such as mountains, coasts, and river systems. By quantitative and qualitative analysis, this work illustrates how interactions between natural and human environments create natural disasters, and how disaster risks can be managed or reduced through methods related to land use.

This book also covers a variety of challenges in land use management with sample cases from Asia as well as the United States and Europe. The main purpose is to provide greater insight into studies of natural disaster risks from the perspective of land use and the possibility of non-engineering methods to reduce those risks. This goal can be achieved through management of land use against various natural hazards in diverse environments. 


Community Resilience DRR Governance Land use Management Local Governance Mainstreaming DRR Megacity and Disaster Urban Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Michiko Banba
    • 1
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Education and Research Center for Disaster Reduction, University of HyogoKobeJapan
  2. 2.Integrated Research on Disaster RiskBeijingChina

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