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dc.contributor.authorNalau, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorHandmer, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:39:53Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:39:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su10103545
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381447
dc.description.abstractThe idea of relocation as a transformative disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and development strategy follows the assumption that relocation reduces the vulnerability of communities. Yet, it is unclear whose and what kind of vulnerability is reduced through relocation, and which factors are important in determining the “success” of relocation efforts as strategies for development, climate change adaptation (CCA), and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Temporary and short distance relocation is highly likely to achieve increased resilience by reducing exposure, but relocation to a new area and new communities brings a range of issues. CCA and DRR use different timescales and focal points regarding relocation: CCA focuses on future mass permanent relocation and the subsequent potential loss of cultures and identities mainly due to projected sea level rise. The DRR community focuses on temporary relocation as a way to reduce exposure to a range of hazards, although it is also involved in permanent movement as a transformative way to reduce risk and enhance development. We explore these differences in this paper, with examples mainly from the Pacific Small Island Developing States where past relocations have been numerous. Better understanding and articulation of the underlying assumptions and preferences in CCA, DRR, and development discourses on planned community relocation could provide a richer context for future planning and dealing with both slow-onset and sudden disasters.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert Inc
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3545
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSustainability: The Journal of Record
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.titleImproving Development Outcomes and Reducing Disaster Risk through Planned Community Relocation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Environment and Science
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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