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Type: Conference paper
Title: Addressing the impacts of climate induced migration on urban system: a study of Bangladesh
Author: Ahsan, R.
Karuppannan, S.
Kellett, J.
Citation: Proceedings of 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries, 2012 / pp.454-466
Publisher: Raufdeen Rameezdeen
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780646588148
Conference Name: International Conference and Workshop on the Built Enviroment in Developing Countries (6th : 2012 : Adelaide, South Australia)
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Reazul Ahsan, Sadasivam Karuppannan and Jon Kellett
Abstract: Human understanding of potential climate change impacts has improved enormously. Environmental impacts and extreme climate events have introduced a new social community named “climate migrants or displaced communities”. Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Cyclone Sidr and Aila in Bangladesh forced hundreds of thousands of people to migrate from the exposed coastal regions. Most of such migration took place towards urban areas which are yet to address climate change in local urban systems. Climate migration leads to chaotic and overwhelming levels of urbanization with attendant poor living standard and unsustainable urban growth. Bangladesh is among the countries most severely affected by climate change and climate induced migration. Using a case study approach drawing on empirical research on climate migrants in Bangladesh, this study examines the drivers of migration and the subsequent effects on the urban systems in Bangladesh.
Keywords: Climate change; Migration; Urbanisation; Urban system; Socio-economic impacts.
Rights: Copyright © ICBEDC 2012
RMID: 0020139042
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