Community, environment and disaster risk management, volume 1. This book portrays lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities, drawn from seven Asian countries. The authors vary from academicians to policy makers to NGO practitioners. To be released in 2010. As cities all over the world have urbanized rapidly after the industrial revolution, most have confronted environmental problems such as poor air and water quality, high levels of traffic congestion and ambient noise, poor-quality built environment, derelict land, greenhouse gas emissions, urban sprawl and, generation of waste and waste-water. In particular, cities in the developing world face problems related to the living conditions of the urban population. In the context of urban cities in the developing world, it can be narrowed down to the quality of life of the living population in the cities. Needless to say, Asia has the largest, as well as urban population at risk. This book brings the lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities, drawing the lessons from seven Asian countries. The authors of the chapters consist of a wider spectrum of stakeholders: from academicians to policy makers to NGO practitioners.