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Natural hazard management and sustainable development: a questionable link

Andres, L; Strappazzon, G; (2007) Natural hazard management and sustainable development: a questionable link. Journal of Alpine Research = Revue de géographie alpine , 95 (2) pp. 40-50. 10.4000/rga.136. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines the nature of the possible link between natural hazards and sustainable development through a study of the area to the south of Grenoble in the French Alps, a zone subject to two major natural hazards: the extensive landslide known as the "Séchilienne Ruins" and flooding from the Romanche and Drac rivers. More specifically, the study analyzes the assumed transition from the management of natural hazards to the sustainable management of an area subject to natural hazards and is divided into three stages. Thus the link between natural hazards and sustainability is considered as: 1) an association that is entirely relative, 2) one that is logical but limited in the field, 3) one that is above all indirect. The interactions identified between risk and sustainability, in legislative as well as ideal and operational terms, are found to be complex and not necessarily explicit. They depend in particular on the juxtaposition of multiple territorial scales or spatial boundaries (national to local) that bring into conflict the different strategies of the actors involved – from decision-makers to technical specialists.

Type: Article
Title: Natural hazard management and sustainable development: a questionable link
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4000/rga.136
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4000/rga.136
Language: English
Additional information: La Revue de Géographie Alpine est mise à disposition selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons Attribution - Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale - Pas de Modification 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: natural hazards, sustainable development, hazard management, regional planning, strategies
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090313
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