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Government support, social capital and adaptation to urban flooding by residents in the Pearl River Delta area, China
Liang, Yutian1,2; Jiang, Chao1; Ma, Li3; Liu, Lin1,2,4; Chen, Weishan1; Liu, Lulun1
2017
Source PublicationHABITAT INTERNATIONAL
ISSN0197-3975
Volume59Pages:21-31
Corresponding AuthorMa, Li(mali@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractIncreasingly extreme weather events have resulted in massive socio-economic losses and spark great interest in minimizing the impact of such events in the context of climate change. This paper analyses data from a large-scale household survey conducted in 20 cities in the Pearl River Delta area of China to examine how government support and social capital influence urban residents' adaptations to mitigate the effects of urban flooding. The results show that more than 90% of residents would take engineering or non-engineering measures to protect their private assets against flooding. The most popular measures are moving away their valuable goods and reducing travel during flooding. Government support, such as releasing early warning information, post-disaster services, technical assistance, financial assistance and physical support could significantly improve residents' adoption of adaptation measures. Social capital, operationalized as having a local Hukou (citizenship) in the area where one works, is closely associated with adaptation capacity, whereas a blood relative network has no evident influence on their adaptation behaviours. In addition, household and local community characteristic have positive influence on residents' adaptations. In summary, government support and community activities are most significant factors influencing residents' adaptation to mitigate the impacts of urban flooding but are in great demand in the Pearl River Delta areas. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordAdaptation measures Government support Social capital Urban flooding
DOI10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.11.008
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; ADAPTIVE CAPACITY ; RISK ; MITIGATION ; COMMUNITY ; DISASTER ; RESPONSES
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectChinese National Basic Research Program of China[2012CB955702] ; National Science Foundation[41371142] ; National Science Foundation[41301112]
Funding OrganizationChinese National Basic Research Program of China ; National Science Foundation
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public Administration ; Urban Studies
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies ; Planning & Development ; Urban Studies
WOS IDWOS:000393009000003
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/64968
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorMa, Li
Affiliation1.Sun Yat Sen Univ, Sch Geog & Planning, Ctr Integrated Geog Informat Anal, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, Peoples R China
2.Guangdong Key Lab Urbanizat & Geosimulat, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.Univ Cincinnati, Dept Geog, Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA
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Liang, Yutian,Jiang, Chao,Ma, Li,et al. Government support, social capital and adaptation to urban flooding by residents in the Pearl River Delta area, China[J]. HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,2017,59:21-31.
APA Liang, Yutian,Jiang, Chao,Ma, Li,Liu, Lin,Chen, Weishan,&Liu, Lulun.(2017).Government support, social capital and adaptation to urban flooding by residents in the Pearl River Delta area, China.HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,59,21-31.
MLA Liang, Yutian,et al."Government support, social capital and adaptation to urban flooding by residents in the Pearl River Delta area, China".HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 59(2017):21-31.
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