Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1087–1100, 2021

Special issue: Resilience to risks in built environments

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1087–1100, 2021

Research article 24 Mar 2021

Research article | 24 Mar 2021

Strategies for adapting to hazards and environmental inequalities in coastal urban areas: what kind of resilience for these territories?

Nathalie Long et al.

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