Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States / Edition 1

Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States / Edition 1

by Mileti, Dennis, A Joseph Henry Press book
     
 

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 naturalSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309063609
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
05/18/1999
Series:
Natural Hazards and Disasters: Reducing Loss and Building Sustainability in a Hazardous World: A Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
41
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Summary1
1A Sustainability Framework for Natural and Technological Hazards17
2Scenarios of Sustainable Hazards Mitigation41
3Losses, Costs, and Impacts65
4The Interactive Structure of Hazard105
5Influences on the Adoption and Implementation of Mitigation135
6Tools for Sustainable Hazards Mitigation155
7Preparedness, Response, and Recovery209
8Innovative Paths and New Directions241
9Getting from Here to there267
References289
App. ARecommendations for Further Traditional Research297
App. BImpacts of the 1975 Assessment315
App. CPutting Knowledge into Practice327
Index335

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