Conclusion: Sustainable Urban Development and Good Urban Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Ebru A. Gencer
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 7)


A major challenge in the application of disaster management policies is the fact that those who benefit and those who pay for it are often not the same people. This commitment of long-term planning and policies lays the basis to the notion of sustainable development.


Urban Development Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Reduction Informal Settlement Risk Reduction Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CUDRRNew YorkUSA

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