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Emerald Group Publishing Limited (Emerald)
This paper explores the role of planners in reducing hazard risk through settlement design, land-use plans and legislation and identifies shortcomings and constraints towards achieving Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It shows that land-use planning systems are still primarily geared toward promoting and facilitating development and have not evolved sufficiently to take account of DRR and climate change.
The findings of this paper are the following:
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 158-172.