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Urban Risk Assessment: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities

Th e Urban Development Series discusses the challenge of urbanization and what it will mean for developing countries in the decades ahead. Th e series delves substantively into the core issues framed by the World Bank’s 2009 Urban Strategy, Systems of Cities: Harnessing Urbanization for Growth and Poverty Alleviation. Across the fi ve domains of the Urban Strategy, the series provides a focal point for publications that seek to foster a better understanding of the core elements of the city system, pro-poor policies, city economies, urban land and housing markets, urban environments, and other issues germane to the agenda of sustainable urban development.

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