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Relationship between multiple deprivation and disaster risk perception in Rangpur city, Bangladesh

Rahman, MD Zakiur (2020) Relationship between multiple deprivation and disaster risk perception in Rangpur city, Bangladesh.

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Abstract:The emerging Rangpur City is located in a deprived zone of Bangladesh. Besides, this area is very much prone to earthquake hazard. Moreover, in recent days, fire hazard became very common in Bangladesh and taking around a thousand life per year. With the growing population, Rangpur City is very much vulnerable to the fire hazard as well. So, here in this research, I investigate the relationship between multiple deprivation and disaster risk perception in Ranpur City Corporation (RpCC). The research methods include the index of multiple deprivation, earthquake and fire risk perception, GIS-based mapping, and statistical analysis. The data for this study were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were collected through household questionnaire survey and semi-structured interview. The surveyed data were analysed using SPSS. Descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, factor analysis, t-test and cross-table analysis were the key statistical methods of the study. The results identify the hotspots of deprivations, and hazards’ risk in the city. The findings of the study include some recommendations for planning guidelines and policy interventions; such as- allocation of development budget to the electoral wards based on the score of multiple deprivation, widening the roads, monitoring the adherence of building codes, ensuring emergency exit and setup fire alarms for every household etc. The novel approach of this study uncovers a method where, at the same time, the deprivations in the cities can be monitored along with disaster risk reduction.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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