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Flammable cities: Urban conflagration and the making of the modern world (2012)
Book
Bankoff, G., Lübken, U., & Sand, J. (2012). G. Bankoff, U. Lübken, & J. Sand (Eds.). Flammable cities: Urban conflagration and the making of the modern world. Wisconsin, USA: University of Wisconsin Press

In most cities today, fire has been reduced to a sporadic and isolated threat. But throughout history the constant risk of fire has left a deep and lasting imprint on almost every dimension of urban society. This volume, the first truly global study... Read More about Flammable cities: Urban conflagration and the making of the modern world.

Storm over San Isidro: "Civic Community" and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Nineteenth Century Philippines (2012)
Journal Article
Bankoff, G. (2012). Storm over San Isidro: "Civic Community" and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Nineteenth Century Philippines. Journal of historical sociology, 25(3), 331-351. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6443.2012.01422.x

Using a detailed archival account of a typhoon‐induced flood, this paper examines Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as practised in a late nineteenth century provincial town in the Philippines. Culture is an important determinant when considering DRR for... Read More about Storm over San Isidro: "Civic Community" and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Nineteenth Century Philippines.