Special Issue "Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)
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
Interests: hazards and disasters; emergency management; transportation; GIScience
Dr. Scott Miles
Department of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, 516 High St, MS 9085, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
Phone: +1 206 4069805
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
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- disaster risk reduction
- sustainable development
- community resilience
Sustainability 2011, 3(1), 1-20; doi:10.3390/su3010001
Received: 26 November 2010 / Accepted: 10 December 2010 / Published: 23 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (92 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Building Resilient Communities through Empowering Women with Information and Communication Technologies: A Pakistan Case Study
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| Download PDF Full-text (258 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (250 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
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| Download PDF Full-text (310 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (2812 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Article: ‘Sufferings Start from the Mothers’ Womb’: Vulnerabilities and Livelihood War of the Small-Scale Fishers of Bangladesh
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| Download PDF Full-text (897 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 31 July 2011