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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)
close this folderPART 2: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
View the document11. PART 2: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document12. POPULATION GROWTH
View the document13. POVERTY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCREASING URBANIZATION
View the document14. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
View the document15. INCREASING URBAN POPULATIONS
View the document16. HAZARD EXERCISE
View the document17. DROUGHT
View the document18. FLOODS
View the document19. EXERCISE
View the document20. EXERCISE
View the document21. SUMMARY

13. POVERTY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCREASING URBANIZATION


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Discuss the relationships between poverty, increasing urbanization and the concomitant need for economic growth and development in developing countries. These topics may provoke a lengthy discussion but should be dealt with only briefly at this time. How may these driving forces increase vulnerability to disaster?


An estimated 60% of the world’s poor live in ecologically vulnerable areas, such as hillsides and tropical forests.