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Improving social and environmental resilience through the development of healthier urban and rural environments

Rice, Louis

Authors

Louis Rice Louis.Rice@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Architecture



Abstract

The research focuses on how to make urban and rural settlements greener, healthier and more resilient. The increase in the global population combined with massive urbanisation is increasing need for risk resilience from disasters, particularly in coastal and fluvial areas. This research explores how development can mitigate, respond, recover and adapt to disasters particularly in light of climate change and in line with the 2015 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It is important to develop strategies in relation to specific local social and cultural contexts. This approach to research is particularly focused on working collaboratively and inter-disciplinary, particularly for complex socio-natural issues. As Brazil faces huge inequalities in health it requires radical approaches to develop appropriate local strategies for improving resilience in coastal and river areas. The aim of the research is to co-design knowledge to promote resilient, safe and vibrant communities.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Jul 16, 2018
Publication Date Jul 16, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Rice, L. (2018, July). Improving social and environmental resilience through the development of healthier urban and rural environments. Poster presented at Social Ecological Resilience to River Floods and Coastal Disasters
Keywords healthy cities, disaster, risk reduction, resilience, codesign
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Social Ecological Resilience to River Floods and Coastal Disasters
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