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Megacities and natural disasters : a comparative analysis

Urban hazards and risks; consequences of large eruptions and earthquakes

Auteurs :
MITCHELL, J.K.
THOURET, J.-C.

Description :
Case studies of megacities (Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Lima, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, London and Dhaka) focused on reviewing the historic record of major disasters in each city and on documenting recent changes in different components of hazard including, risk, exposure, vulnerability and response. Because hazards are only one part of the typical urban management agenda, hazards management in large cities should be pursued with careful regard to the context of general urban policy manking and management.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 1999, vol. 49, n°. 2, p. 137-142, Références bibliographiques : 11 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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