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About Greg Bankoff

Greg Bankoff is a non-western historian with interests in the role of disasters in human societies, resilience, resource and risk management, the environmental consequences of modern conflict, and the development of colonial science. Professor of Environmental History at the University of Hull, he is the co- editor/author of Flammable Cites: Urban Conflagration and the Making of the Contemporary World (2012).

Articles by Greg Bankoff

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Fires disproportionately kill vulnerable people, and Grenfell is no different

We need more than just fire safety; we need fire justice, and a culture which takes stock of the fact that it is the poor and the disadvantaged who die in natural disasters.

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