Irma Lusi Nugraheni M.Si, irma lusi nugraheni (2017) The Resilience of Coastal Megacities to Weather-Related Hazards. SPASIAL.

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Weather-induced hazards are one potential reason for such decline. While the new coastal megacities can command large resources and significant political influence, they are also concentrating increasing populations in potentially hazardous locations, particularly in the new emerging megacities in the developing world. Thus, the development of these cities requires successful mitigation of these hazards. System resilience is seen as a desirable property in the face of a range of potential stresses, including weatherinduced hazards and disaster reduction. Most of the near-coastal zone is sparsely inhabited, with the human population being concentrated in a few specific areas of the world’s coast. These areas correspond mainly to near-coastal plains in Europe and parts of Asia, and to a lesser extent to densely populated urban areas. Urban populations tend to have higher consumption levels than their rural counterparts, as well as different consumption patterns. The increasing demand for food requires increasing productivity in fisheries and agriculture. However, this is often impeded by the loss of agricultural land to urban expansion and the reduction of fisheries potential because of habitat loss and pollution of rivers and coastal waters from urban and industrial waste. It should be noted that the aforementioned weather related hazards are usually directly modified by other human activities in and around urban areas, including changing sediment supply due to changing land use, land claim of intertidal areas and deepening of channels for navigation, enhanced subsidence due to groundwater withdrawal. Over time, technology is increasing the options that are available for hazard reduction, particularly those strategies that reduce losses Given the large populations and economic values in cities, there is usually a bias toward loss reduction, and it can be argued that large coastal cities would not have evolved without the availability of these hazard reduction strategies. Keywords: weather,coastal megacities, urban, hazard reduction

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Pendidikan Geografi IPS
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 06:29
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 06:29

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