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Community-based disaster management in Kuala Lumpur

Zahari, Rustam Khairi and Raja Ariffin, Raja Noriza (2013) Community-based disaster management in Kuala Lumpur. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 85. pp. 493-501. ISSN 1877-0428

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The goal of this study is to explore how flood-affected communities in Kuala Lumpur use their community-based organisation (CBO) in dealing with their vulnerability. Data was collected for this study through interviews, survey questionnaire, document analysis and field observation. The study finds CBO has a crucial responsibility in managing disasters affecting their communities especially in ensuring community members are ready for any eventualities and reducing their vulnerabilities. This research also found that the urban poor are the group that is hit the worst in most flooding incidents and the experience that they shared have shaped how they lead their lives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/36537
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable communities; community-based organisation; urban hazards; adaptation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 09:25
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36537

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