The full spectrum of risk in urban centres: changing perceptions, changing priorities

These studies draw on Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) research

Abstract

This Editorial provides a critical overview of the special issue of Environment and Urbanization on the full spectrum of risk in urban areas – on all the potential and likely causes of events resulting in premature death, illness or injury, and impoverishment. Many papers in the special issue are based on Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) research to better understand the nature and scale of risks, especially for those in low-income areas.

The brief describes the spectrum of risks in urban areas and highlights those that are poorly documented and whose impacts are underestimated. It also highlights measures that can be taken to address this.

These are outputs from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

  • Satterthwaite, D and Bartlett, S (2017) Editorial: The full spectrum of risk in urban centres: changing perceptions, changing priorities, Environment and Urbanization 29 (1). p3-14 https://doi.org/10.1177/0956247817691921

  • Satterthwaite, D and Bartlett, S (2017) Editorial: The full spectrum of risk in urban centres: changing perceptions, changing priorities, Environment and Urbanization, Briefing 35.

Published 30 August 2017