The Long-term Impact of Natural Disasters on Urban Areas: A Comprehensive Analysis


  • Du Shicong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Author


Natural Disasters, uncertain future, environmental sustainability


Natural disasters pose significant threats to urban areas, triggering a cascade of immediate and long-term consequences that profoundly affect the social, economic, and environmental fabric of affected regions. This paper reviews the extensive literature on the long-term effects of natural disasters on urban areas, aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted challenges and opportunities that arise in the aftermath. The study explores the diverse range of natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and others, with a focus on their differential impacts on urban landscapes. It investigates the immediate aftermath of disasters, examining disruptions to critical infrastructure, housing, and essential services, and the subsequent ripple effects on communities and economies. Furthermore, the paper delves into the long-term consequences of natural disasters, emphasizing the often underestimated and protracted nature of recovery and reconstruction efforts. It discusses the role of governance, urban planning, and community resilience in shaping the trajectory of recovery, highlighting the need for adaptive strategies to mitigate future vulnerabilities.




How to Cite

The Long-term Impact of Natural Disasters on Urban Areas: A Comprehensive Analysis. (2019). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 2(2), 8-14.

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