Urban risk communication: a conceptual framework and its implications for policy making

Woiwode, C (2010) 'Urban risk communication: a conceptual framework and its implications for policy making.' Nagarlok, XLII (3). pp. 1-14. ISSN 0027-7584

Abstract

Urbanisation coincides with complex sets of risks. Megacities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai are facing large scale threats that may undermine their economic, environmental and socio-cultural viability. This paper addresses the need for an approach to risk communication embedded in urban governance. It deals with a socio-cultural perspective of risk construction and the resulting necessity of communicating risks. The first part introduces parameters of risk communication and the notion of ‘risk’. This is then linked with the urban governance approach to construct an integrative conceptual framework for urban risk communication. In the concluding section some pivotal implications for policy makers are explored

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