Special Issue "Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas J. Cova
Director, Center for Natural & Technological Hazards, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Utah, 270 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm 270, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9115, USA
Website: http://www.geog.utah.edu/external/faculty.html
E-Mail: cova@geog.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-7930
Fax: 801-581-8219
Interests: hazards and disasters; emergency management; transportation; GIScience

Guest Editor
Dr. Scott Miles
Department of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, 516 High St, MS 9085, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
Website: http://myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/miless2/
E-Mail: scott.miles@wwu.edu
Phone: +1 206 4069805

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Disasters are associated with failures to develop communities in a sustainable manner. Conversely, sustainable development – achievement of vibrant and equitable economic, social and environmental systems for current and future generations – is impossible without reducing the risk of future disasters. Disaster risk reduction incorporates broadly inclusive capacity building, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and community recovery. Each component of disaster risk reduction both requires, and provides opportunity for, sustainable development. These efforts should take place across many geographic scales with broad public participation informing all aspects of planning and decision-making. This special issue will focus on new theoretical frameworks, methods, and case studies aimed at promoting the inter-related goals of sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. These goals are interdisciplinary in nature and thus contributions are welcome from the social and physical sciences including environmental science, engineering, urban planning, public health, geography, and human ecology.

Dr. Thomas J. Cova
Dr. Scott Miles
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • disaster risk reduction
  • sustainable development
  • community resilience

Published Papers (6 papers)

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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2500-2527; doi:10.3390/su3122500
Received: 10 August 2011; in revised form: 22 October 2011 / Accepted: 17 November 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2157-2181; doi:10.3390/su3112157
Received: 10 October 2011; in revised form: 26 October 2011 / Accepted: 28 October 2011 / Published: 14 November 2011
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by ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1662-1687; doi:10.3390/su3101662
Received: 29 July 2011; in revised form: 16 September 2011 / Accepted: 16 September 2011 / Published: 29 September 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(8), 1250-1264; doi:10.3390/su3081250
Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 15 August 2011 / Published: 19 August 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 82-96; doi:10.3390/su3010082
Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 16 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 4 January 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 1-20; doi:10.3390/su3010001
Received: 26 November 2010; Accepted: 10 December 2010 / Published: 23 December 2010
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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