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Reducing Landslide Risk in Areas of Unplanned Housing in the Caribbean -- A Government Community Partnership Model

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Anderson,Malcolm (Author), Holcombe,Liz (Author), Williams,Donovan (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Mar 2007
Published:
Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
0954-1748
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Land use, Housing, Natural disasters, Environment policy, Landslides, Emergency preparedness
Notes:
Unplanned housing developments in vulnerable communities on steep tropical and subtropical hillslopes in many developing countries pose major problems. The authors present a new low-cost, community-based approach to landslide risk reduction and report on the successful pilot undertaken in the Skate Town community, Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies.