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Main Title Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning [electronic resource] /
Author Bostenaru Dan, Maria.
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Armas, Iuliana.
Goretti, Agostino.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GB5000-5030
ISBN 9789400779815
Subjects Geography. ; Geology. ; Regional planning. ; Environmental management.
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Collation XIII, 313 p. 155 illus., 100 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I: Urban hazard, exposure and vulnerability -- Part II: Earthquake risk assessment -- Part III: Risk management -- Part IV Impact and Decision making tools. The classical field dealing with earthquakes is called "earthquake engineering" and considered to be a branch of structural engineering. In projects dealing with strategies for earthquake risk mitigation, urban planning approaches are often neglected. Today interventions are needed on a city, rather than a building, scale. This work deals with the impact of earthquakes, including also a broader view on multihazards in urban areas. Uniquely among other works in the field, particular importance is given to urban planning issues, in conservation of heritage and emergency management. Multicriteria decision making and broad participation of those affected by disasters are included.