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Multiple Hazards and Governance Model in the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area, Colombia

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GeMarc and GESSA Research Groups, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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Department of Social Science, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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Department of Business Studies, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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Risk Management Office, Barranquilla City Hall, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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GeMarc Research Group, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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ARUCO Research Group, Tii Research Group, Department of Architecture and Design, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080001, Colombia
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FLACSO, Curridabat 11801, San Jose Province, Costa Rica
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Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Korea
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Academic Editor: Wei-Ta Fang
Sustainability 2021, 13(5), 2669; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052669
Received: 24 January 2021 / Revised: 18 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 2 March 2021
The Barranquilla Metropolitan Area is exposed and often vulnerable to various natural and anthropogenic hazards. The paper’s main objective is to identify the level of understanding that local and regional institutions have of such a multi-hazard scenario, as well as the effectiveness of governance arrangements in minimizing impacts. Research employed a questionnaire applied to 115 stakeholders from government and a survey of 391 households from four communities in the study area. Four focus groups were held during the update of the Barranquilla Development Plan 2020–2023. The results allowed the identification of an updated set of hazards and the levels of government response capacity. The overall level of capacity and effectiveness of local government to respond to hazards was classified as regular. Seventy-seven percent of epistemic ‘experts considered that the institutions responsible for risk management did not undertake sufficient analysis for identifying and managing multiple hazards. Finally, the research team developed a new model of risk management. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban flooding; risk and disasters; vulnerabilities; governance; decision making; exposure; probability; hazard; sustainable cities urban flooding; risk and disasters; vulnerabilities; governance; decision making; exposure; probability; hazard; sustainable cities
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Milanes, C.B.; Martínez-González, M.B.; Moreno-Gómez, J.; Saltarín J., A.; Suarez, A.; Padilla-Llano, S.E.; Vasquez, A.; Lavell, A.; Zielinski, S. Multiple Hazards and Governance Model in the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area, Colombia. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2669. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052669

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Milanes CB, Martínez-González MB, Moreno-Gómez J, Saltarín J. A, Suarez A, Padilla-Llano SE, Vasquez A, Lavell A, Zielinski S. Multiple Hazards and Governance Model in the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area, Colombia. Sustainability. 2021; 13(5):2669. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052669

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Milanes, Celene B., Marina B. Martínez-González, Jorge Moreno-Gómez, Ana Saltarín J., Andres Suarez, Samuel E. Padilla-Llano, Alex Vasquez, Allan Lavell, and Seweryn Zielinski. 2021. "Multiple Hazards and Governance Model in the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area, Colombia" Sustainability 13, no. 5: 2669. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052669

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