Disasters by Design:: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States (Google eBook)

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National Academies Press, May 18, 1999 - Science - 351 pages
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Disasters by Design provides an alternative and sustainable way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that would result in disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and improved quality of life. This volume provides an overview of what is known about natural hazards, disasters, recovery, and mitigation, how research findings have been translated into policies and programs; and a sustainable hazard mitigation research agenda. Also provided is an examination of past disaster losses and hazards management over the past 20 years, including factors--demographic, climate, social--that influence loss. This volume summarizes and sets the stage for the more detailed books in the series.

  

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Contents

Summary
1
CHAPTER ONE A Sustainability Framework for Natural and Technological Hazards
17
CHAPTER TWO Scenarios of Sustainable Hazards Mitigation
41
CHAPTER THREE Losses Costs and Impacts
65
CHAPTER FOUR The Interactive Structure of Hazard
105
CHAPTER FIVE Influences on the Adoption and Implementation of Mitigation
135
CHAPTER SIX Tools for Sustainable Hazards Mitigation
155
CHAPTER SEVEN Preparedness Response and Recovery
209
CHAPTER EIGHT Innovative Paths and New Directions
241
CHAPTER NINE Getting from Here to There
267
References
289
APPENDIX A Recommendations for Further Traditional Research
297
APPENDIX B Impacts of the 1975 Assessment
315
APPENDIX C Putting Knowledge Into Practice
327
Index
335
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