Journal of Defense Studies and Resource Management ISSN: 2324-9315

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Review Article, Def Stud Resour Manage Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Urban Development, Flood and Disaster Management: Challenges of Contemporary Urban Planning Perspectives

Irene D Mngutyo1 and Jonathan A Ogwuche2*
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
2Department of Geography, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria
Corresponding author : Jonathan A. Ogwuche
Department of Geography, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 20, 2013 Accepted: September 30, 2013 Published: October 16, 2013
Citation: Mngutyo ID, Ogwuche JA (2013) Urban Development, Flood and Disaster Management: Challenges of Contemporary Urban Planning Perspectives. J Def Stud Resour Manage 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9315.1000113

Abstract

Urban Development, Flood and Disaster Management: Challenges of Contemporary Urban Planning Perspectives

Urban development involves changes in the economic, social and spatial dimensions of a geographical area producing transformations based on complex environmental factors and their interactions. These transformations are taking place in 90% of the world cities, resulting in increase in dependency on urban services, economic opportunities, resources and infrastructure. Regrettably, it constitutes one of the anthropogenic causes of floods and flooding in urban areas, causing disasters to lives and materials. Flood disaster management can be better achieved in urban areas through urban planning.

 

Keywords: Flood; Urban planning; Flood disaster management; Disaster risk reduction; Resilience; Geospatial information

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