thumbnail

Understanding of urban hazards, fire, and tsunamis

By:
Edited by:
Kempner L.Brown C.B.

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time
  • Download citation as: RIS

Abstract

Understanding of the causes and solutions of an urban area's (e.g., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Memphis, St. Louis, Charleston, Boston, San Juan) vulnerability to earthquakes, fire, and tsunamis has increased significantly during the past 50 years, and during the current International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR). Vulnerability is caused by flaws in planning, siting, design, construction, and use. It is fundamentally dependent upon the hazard, built, and policy environments of the urban area. Reduction of vulnerability is directly related to the decision-making process that calls for the adoption and enforcement of risk management programs (e.g., mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery measures) that are designed to make the urban area resilient to earthquakes, fires, and, as appropriate, tsunamis.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Understanding of urban hazards, fire, and tsunamis
Volume
1
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
Structures Congress - Proceedings
First page:
475
Last page:
482
Number of Pages:
8
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
Conference Location:
Portland, OR, USA
Conference Date:
13 April 1997 through 16 April 1997