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QUESADA-ROMAN, Adolfo  and  CALDERON-RAMIREZ, Guillermo. Risk assessment and public policy in the canton of Desamparados, Costa Rica. Uniciencia [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.2, pp.1-19. ISSN 2215-3470.

Desamparados is one of the counties most affected by natural hazards each year in Costa Rica during the last 45 years. Their physical-geographical and socioeconomic characteristics, urban development without effective land use planning on risk areas generate economic and human losses. This political-administrative unit is a real challenge to manage disaster risk and land use planning from public policy as it mixes a number of rural and urban landscapes, in addition to the recurring impact of landslides and floods with hindered legal framework for address these social and environmental problems.

Keywords : natural hazards; disasters; vulnerability; land use planning; Desamparados.

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