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A geographic approach of the global vulnerability in urban area : case of Manizales, Colombian Andes

Urban hazards and risks; consequences of large eruptions and earthquakes

Auteurs :
CHARDON, A.-C.
THOURET, J.-C.

Description :
Manizales is exposed to 3 major natural phenomena : landslides, earthquakes and floods, all sometimes causing catastrophic disasters. The people most frequently affected by hazards live in sub-integrated districts (shantytowns) situated in the more sloping lands. Nevertheless, recent disasters have occurred in the new developments where the middle classes live, showing the role of the urban growth in the creation of a growth of vulnerability and risk. Using statistical tools (PCA and Bertin matrices), the global vulnerability of the city is estimated and represented, at the scale of the neighbourhood level, in an integrated map.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 1999, vol. 49, n°. 2, p. 197-212, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 27 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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