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McClain et al. 2022

McClain, S., A. Kruczkiewicz, R. Ndugwa, C. Braneon, D. Bader, J. Bazo, and M. Owen, 2022: Building risk-informed communities: Case studies on the applications of Earth observation data. In Earth Observation Applications and Global Policy Frameworks. A. Kavvada, D. Cripe, and L. Friedl, Eds., Geophysical Monograph Series, American Geophysical Union, pp. 119-132.

Disaster risk is configured over time through complex climate interactions and development processes that generate conditions of hazard, vulnerability, and exposure. Unplanned urban expansion places communities at increased risk of human and economic loss from disasters. Limited examples exist of communities that have procedures for urban growth that incorporate disaster risk management into planning and development. Though global frameworks exist to provide guidance on how to mainstream disaster risk into urban settings, gaps remain in how to visualize and understand risk systemically and in transboundary and changing contexts. One method for addressing these gaps is through the use of Earth observation data products and tools, which can enhance knowledge of changing environments and the fundamental forces that drive vulnerability and exposure. This chapter considers two case studies on climate and disaster risk reduction in growing urban settings, where the applications of Earth observation data offers opportunities for building risk-informed systems. Integrating new methodologies such as these can improve the landscape of future urbanization towards more inclusive approaches for climate and disaster risk management.

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@inbook{mc06200a,
  author={McClain, S. and Kruczkiewicz, A. and Ndugwa, R. and Braneon, C. and Bader, D. and Bazo, J. and Owen, M.},
  editor={Kavvada, A. and Cripe, D. and Friedl, L.},
  title={Building risk-informed communities: Case studies on the applications of Earth observation data},
  booktitle={Earth Observation Applications and Global Policy Frameworks},
  year={2022},
  pages={119--132},
  publisher={American Geophysical Union},
  series={Geophysical Monograph Series},
}

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AU  - Kruczkiewicz, A.
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BT  - Earth Observation Applications and Global Policy Frameworks
T3  - Geophysical Monograph Series
SP  - 119
EP  - 132
PB  - American Geophysical Union
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