Urban Disaster Risk Mitigation & Climate Resilient Development

By Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri   |   School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 766
The course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the interface between urban development, disaster risk and climate change; the dynamics of risk and variability of climate change; causal factors and impacts of disasters and climate change and the issues involved therein.
The course also focuses on disaster and climate resilient urban development, the process, data base requirement, various types of analyses and management and also highlights disaster and climate risk governance.
Graduate from any discipline, post graduate students of any discipline, professional from any sector, academicians, researchers and policy/decision makers and anybody who is interested in the subject can enroll in this course.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 05 Jul 2022
End Date : 31 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 01:- Urbanization

Week 02:-  Phenomenon of climate

Week 03:- Phenomenon of disaster

Week 04:- Impact of disasters

Week 05:- Impact of disasters in India

Week 06:- Impact of climate change

Week 07:- Urban Heat Island

Week 08:- International guidelines and policies for disaster risk

Week 09:- International guidelines and policies for climate change

Week 10:- Resilient development process

Week 11:- Mainstreaming the DRR and CAA- Part I

Week 12:-  Mainstreaming the DRR and CAA- Part II

Week 13:- Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction

Week 14:- Climate Change Mitigation

Week 15:- Disaster response and disaster risk governance and risk financing

Books and references

1. Anand, Rajesh; Jana, N.C.; Sudhir Singh, Disaster management and sustainable development,Pentagon                    Press,2009
2. Asian Disaster Reduction Center ; Definition of Disaster Risk-Asian Disaster Reduction
3. Bacon, C. M. ; Disaster Risk and Sustainable Development
4. Bankoff, G ; Historical Concepts of Disaster and Risk
5. Brundiers, K. ; Educating for post-disaster sustainability efforts, 2018
6. Building Material and Technology Promotion Council ; Report of the expert group on natural disaster prevention,          preparedness and mitigation having         bearing on housing and related infrastructure, Part 3 : Guidelines for            improving Hazard resistant construction of buildings and land use zoning, New Delhi, BMTPC, 1998
7. Carter, W. Nick ; Disaster management : A Disaster Managers’ Handbook, Manila, ADB, 1991
8. CDC ; Infographic: Disaster Risk Reduction For Health
9. Chmutina, K., Bosher, L. ; Disaster risk reduction or disaster risk production: The role of building regulations in            mainstreaming DRR, 2015
10. Choudhary, C., Neeli, S. R. ; Risk Governance for Improving Urban Disaster Risk Reduction, 2017
11. Coppola, D.  ; Introduction to international disaster management, 2016
12. Dash, S.K., Climate change: an Indian perspective, New Delhi, Cambridge University Press, 2007
13. Disaster Risk Reduction ; Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment, 2017
14. Etkin, D. ; Disaster theory: an interdisciplinary approach to concepts and causes, 2016
15. FAO of the United Nations ; Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis: A Guide Book, 2008
16. FEMA ; Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
17. Fra.Paleo, U. ; Risk Governance: The Articulation of Hazard, Politics and Ecology, 2015
18. Gourio, F. ; Credit Risk and Disaster Risk, 2011
19. Great Britain. Department for International Development ; Disaster risk reduction: a development concern ; a              scoping study on links between disaster risk reduction poverty and development, 2004
20. Howard Kunreuther, Cecilia Yen Koo ; The Economics of Natural Hazards
21. HUDCO ; Urban environmental management the Indian experience, Hudco 1996
22. Izumi, T., Shiwaku, K., Shaw, R., & Shaw, R. ; Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia:                  Potentials and Challenges, 2018
23. Jain, G. ; The role of private sector for reducing disaster risk in large scale infrastructure and real estate                      development: Case of Delhi, 2015
24. James K.Lein ; Integrated Environmental Planning, T.J. International Publication, 1998
25. Jenks, Mike, Burgess, Rod ; Compact cities: Sustainable urban forms for developing countries, London, Spon              Press, 2000
26. John Diamond, Joyee Liddle, Alan Southern, Philip Osci ; Urban Regeneration Management, London,                          Routledge, 2010
27. Krüger Fred. ; Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction, 2015
28. Kumar, B., &Bhaduri, S. ; Disaster risk in the urban villages of Delhi
29. Larry R. Collins ; Disaster Management and Preparedness
30. Lin, L. ; Integrating a national risk assessment into a disaster risk management system: Process and practice,            2018
31. Madan, A., &Routray, J. K. ; Institutional framework for preparedness and response of disaster management                institutions from national to local level in India with focus on Delhi, 2015
32. Madu, C. N., Kuei, C.-hua. ; Handbook of disaster risk reduction & management, 2018
33. Martinez-Diaz, L., Sidner, L., McClamrock, J. ; The Future of Disaster Risk Pooling for Developing Countries:              Where Do We Go from Here?, 2019
34. Mike Hulme ;  Why We Disagree about Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, 2009
35. Paleo, U. F. ; Risk governance: the articulation of hazard, politics and ecology, 2015
36. Pereira, J. ; Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Issues and Challenges, 2010
37. Porfiriev, B. ; Economic issues of disaster and disaster risk reduction policies: International vs. Russian                        perspectives, 2012
38. Prashar, S., & Shaw, R. ; A Participatory Approach to Enhance Disaster Risk Governance: The Case of Delhi,              2017
39. R.E.Hester ; Risk assessment and risk management, Royal Society of Chemistry Publications, 2000
40. R.Kerry Turner ; Sustainable Environment Management, S.K.Jain Publishers, 1998
41. Ranke, U. ; Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, 2015
42. Sahni, P. ; Disaster mitigation: experiences and reflections, 2010
43. Shaw, R. ; Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, 2012
44. Tiwari, A. ; The capacity crisis in disaster risk management: why disaster management capacity remains low in            developing countries and what can be done, 2015
45. Twigg, J. ; Disaster risk reduction, 2015
46. UN ; Prevention Web. Caribbean: Six-fold increase in number of children displaced by storms
47. United Nations; Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Delhi, NBO, 2001
48. Wisner, B., Gaillard, J. C., Kelman, I. ; Disaster risk. critical concepts in the environment.: Big picture views,                2015
49. World Bank ; Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Program
50. Zutshi, B., Ahmad, A., Srungarapati, A. B. ; Disaster risk reduction: community resilience and responses, 2019

Instructor bio

Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri

School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
Prof. Dr. Sanjukkta Bhaduri is a full time Professor of Urban Planning at SPA, New Delhi. She has done Bachelor in Architecture from Jadavpur University (1983), Masters in City Planning from I.I.T Kharagpur (1985) and Ph.D from SPA, New Delhi (2003). She has 33 years of professional, research and teaching experience in the fields of Urban Planning, Environmental Planning; the areas of special interest are Smart cities, Sustainable Development of settlements, Participatory Planning, Social aspects related to Planning Disaster Management, Urban Environmental Management, Assessment of Environmental Impacts, Energy and Urban Development, Environmental Quality of Human Settlements. She has worked in SPA, Delhi for 30 years in various positions.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course the students would receive a 4 credit course certificate.
• The course is free to enroll and learn from. To gain a certificate, one has to register and write the proctored exam conducted at any of the designated exam centres.
• Announcement will be put up when the registrations for exam are open.

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