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Examining Urban Inequality and Vulnerability to Enhance Resilience: Insights from Mumbai, India

Sources:

Climatic Change

Authors:

Patricia Romero-Lankao

Daniel M. Gnatz

Joshua b. Sperling

Date:

12 October 2016

This paper applies a livelihoods framework to characterize urban households by the resources or assets that comprise their livelihoods. It then combines a fuzzy logic approach with an analytic hierarchy process to examine the relative influence of wealth (poverty), exposure, sensitivity and capacity on vulnerability to climate hazards in Mumbai, India.