Urban Vulnerability: Bridging Systems and People-Centred Approaches in Dawei, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar

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Title: Urban Vulnerability: Bridging Systems and People-Centred Approaches in Dawei, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar
Authors: Martin, Taylor
Date: 2016
Abstract: This research discusses urban vulnerability to environmental change in Dawei, Myanmar through the analysis of the exposure and sensitivity of urban systems. The scope of this research attempts to encompass the complexity of multi-scalar relationships between the exposure and sensitivity of urban systems and wider supporting ecological systems to climatic and non-climatic shocks and stresses. Moreover, this research aims to bridge systems and people-centred approaches by considering the existing sensitivity of vulnerable populations living in Dawei through the use of two case studies. Specifically, an urban livelihoods approach was used to consider the entitlements, priorities, and capacities of households to cope with shocks and stress given existing challenges. The analysis of findings have been presented according to nested scales, beginning with the macro-level in the consideration of the exposure of urban socio-ecological systems; the meso-level through the analysis of the differential exposure and sensitivity of two communities living in Dawei in light of access to urban infrastructure and services; and lastly, the micro-level through the analysis of household sensitivity through the application of a livelihoods approach.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35370
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-328
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