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Building safer cities : the future of disaster risk

Author: Alcira Kreimer; Margaret Arnold; Anne Carlin
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2003.
Series: Disaster risk management series, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In developing countries, disasters can cause major setbacks to economic and social development, inflict massive casualties, and cause the diversion of funds from development to emergency relief and recovery.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Building safer cities.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2003
(OCoLC)53233706
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alcira Kreimer; Margaret Arnold; Anne Carlin
ISBN: 0585479550 9780585479552 9780821354971 0821354973 6610085951 9786610085958
OCLC Number: 53481986
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I. Disasters, vulnerability, and the global economy / Charlotte Benson and Edward Clay --
Natural hazard risk and privatization / Paul K. Freeman --
Natural disaster risk and cost-benefit analysis / Reinhard Mechler --
Globalization and natural disasters: an integrative risk management approach / Torben Juul Andersen --
Urban disasters and globalization / J.M. Albala-Bertrand --
Interdependent disaster risks: the need for public-private partnerships / Howard Kunreuther. Part II. Cities and climate change / Anthony G. Bigio --
The resilience of coastal megacities to weather-related hazards / Richard J.T. Klein, Robert J. Nicholls, and Frank Thomalla --
Flood management and vulnerability of Dhaka City / Saleemul Huq and Mozaharul Alam --
Flooding in the Pampean Region of Argentina: the Salado Basin / Hilda Herzer --
Urbanization and natural disasters in the Mediterranean: population growth and climate change in the 21st century / Hans Günter Brauch --
Urban land markets and disasters: floods in Argentina's cities / Nora Clichevsky. Part III. Social vulnerability to disaster impacts. Disaster risk reduction in megacities: making the most of human and social capital / Ben Wisner --
Living with risk: toward effective disaster management training in Africa / Prvoslav Marjanovic and Krisno Nimpuno --
Urban vulnerability to disasters in developing countries: managing risks / E.L. Quarantelli --
Natural disasters and urban cultural heritage: a reassessment / June Taboroff. Part IV. Protecting critical infrastructure from disaster impacts. A new structural approach for the study of domino effects between life support networks / Benoît Robert et al. --
Mitigating the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in developing countries / Lamine Mili --
Damage to and vulnerability of industrial facilities in the 1999 Kocaeli, Turkey, earthquake / Mustafa Erdik and Eser Durukal --
The behavior of retrofitted buildings during earthquakes: new technologies / Mikayel Melkumyan.
Series Title: Disaster risk management series, no. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Alcira Kreimer, Margaret Arnold, Anne Carlin.

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