The vulnerability of global cities to climate hazards

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Marijn Meijering

Authors: A. De Sherbinin, A. Schiller, A. Pulsipher

Publication Year: 2007


Journal: International Relations

Volume: 19

Issue: 1

Categories: Resilience


This paper examines the vulnerabilities of three global coastal cities — Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai — to climate hazards. The paper highlights system characteristics that, in unique combinations, create place-based vulnerabilities to climate hazards. It describes these vulnerabilities then discusses the implications of the results for city planners and managers. A concluding section assesses some of the political obstacles to better disaster preparedness.


Marijn Meijering