Land use Management in Disaster Risk Reduction: An Overview -- Land Use Management and Risk Communication -- Experiences of Japan in Post Hanshin Awaji Earthquake -- The Reconstruction of Bhuj - Reflecting on the Planning Process -- Land use management along fault line: experiences of New Zealand -- Experience from the United States: Post Katrina and Sandy -- Integrated land use planning in New Zealand and Canterbury earthquakes -- The rapid development of settlements in flood-prone areas in peri-urban Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Monitoring and spatial analysis using VHR satellite imageries -- Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction into Land Use Planning: Experience of Bangladesh -- Flood Disasters and Land Use Planning in Swat Valley, Eastern Hindu Kush -- Guinsaugon, Leyte Landslide: Experience and Lessons in Land Use Policy -- Japan’s experiences of catastrophic mountain disasters in Wakayama -- Uttarakhand disaster and land use policy changes -- Climate change and its impacts on land use/cover change and food security in Nepal -- Post Morakot Land Use Implications for Taiwan -- The Indian Ocean tsunami and land use changes in Indonesia -- Land-use and land cover change analysis using multi-date multi-spectral satellite data: An integrated study of South Chennai in Tamil Nadu State, India -- The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Lessons for Land Use -- Land use change implications on Ba Ria Vung Tau province in Vietnam -- Land use change in Southwestern coastal Bangladesh-Consequence to Food and Water Supply -- Flood Disaster Mitigation Measures through Land Use Management in the UK and France -- River basin and land use lessons from Japan: Influences of Changes of Industrial Structure on Land Use of Nagara Basin and Flood Risk Control -- River basin and land use lessons from Bangkok, Thailand. .
This book provides a wide range of studies on methods of assessing natural disaster risks and reducing those risks in the context of land use. A major benefit of the book is that it presents extensive research and practices from interdisciplinary perspectives through case studies of land use management against various natural disasters. The natural hazards include earthquakes, tsunami, floods, and other disasters, with case studies ranging from urban areas to areas with natural environments such as mountains, coasts, and river systems. By quantitative and qualitative analysis, this work illustrates how interactions between natural and human environments create natural disasters, and how disaster risks can be managed or reduced through methods related to land use. This book also covers a variety of challenges in land use management with sample cases from Asia as well as the United States and Europe. The main purpose is to provide greater insight into studies of natural disaster risks from the perspective of land use and the possibility of non-engineering methods to reduce those risks. This goal can be achieved through management of land use against various natural hazards in diverse environments. ..