Does Tenure Security Reduce Disaster Risk? A Comparative Study of the Nairobi Settlements of Kibera and Kawangware

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dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Ronan-
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, Patrick F.-
dc.contributor.authorOchieng’ Omia, Dalmas-
dc.contributor.authorOlungah, Charles Owuor-
dc.contributor.authorMpanje, Desire-
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T11:17:31Z-
dc.date.available2022-07-12T11:17:31Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 The Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2021-05-12-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.issn2095-0055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12996-
dc.description.abstractWhile scholarship suggests that improving tenure security and housing significantly reduces disaster risk at the household level within urban settings, this assertion has not been adequately tested. Tenure security can be conceived as being composed of three interrelated and overlapping forms: tenure security as determined by legal systems; de facto tenure security; and tenure security as perceived by residents. This article traces the relationship between tenure security, the quality of housing, and disaster risk on the basis of a mixed methods comparative case study of the settlements of Kawangware and Kibera in Nairobi. Although the findings suggest that owner-occupancy is associated with the structural integrity of dwellings to a greater extent than tenantship, no association was found between the length of occupancy by households and the structural integrity of the dwelling. Moreover, tenantship is not found to be closely associated with fires and flooding affecting the dwelling as extant scholarship would suggest. Formal ownership is linked with greater investment and upgrading of property with significant implications for disaster risk. Our findings highlight the complex relationship between tenure security and disaster risk in urban informal settlements and provide impetus for further investigation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission Horizon 2020en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.subjectDisaster risken_US
dc.subjectFire and flood risken_US
dc.subjectTenure securityen_US
dc.subjectUrban hazardsen_US
dc.subjectUrban informal settlementsen_US
dc.titleDoes Tenure Security Reduce Disaster Risk? A Comparative Study of the Nairobi Settlements of Kibera and Kawangwareen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotherpat.f.gibbons@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.volume12en_US
dc.identifier.startpage445en_US
dc.identifier.endpage457en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13753-021-00346-6-
dc.neeo.contributorMcDermott|Ronan|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorGibbons|Patrick F.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorOchieng’ Omia|Dalmas|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorOlungah|Charles Owuor|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMpanje|Desire|aut|-
dc.description.othersponsorshipMarie Skłodowska-Curieen_US
dc.date.updated2022-05-31T14:45:35Z-
dc.identifier.grantid691060-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/en_US
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