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Risk communications: flood-prone communities of Kuala Lumpur

Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza (2013) Risk communications: flood-prone communities of Kuala Lumpur. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 17. pp. 880-888. ISSN 1878-0296

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This paper discusses the contemporary academic debates in the field of social vulnerability, social capital and adaptation, and hazard management with a focus on sharing of knowledge on flood risk management between the flood-prone communities and the authorities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The study attempts to highlight the affected communities' vulnerability to environmental hazards, flood risk communication and management, all of which represent critical urban management issues in the rapidly expanding city of Kuala Lumpur. Respondents participating in this study include the various stakeholders consisting of several low-income squatter communities in Kuala Lumpur, officials from government agencies involved in flood risk management as well as community leaders. The study examines how the affected communities perceive their vulnerability and their responses in addressing these risks through their communications and sharing of knowledge among themselves, with the officials and other stakeholders.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/31471
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk Communications; Vulnerable Communities; Urban Hazards; Adaptation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 15:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 15:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31471

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