Crucibles of Hazard: Mega-Cities and Disasters in Transition

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Crucibles of hazard: Mega-cities
and disasters in transition

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • List of Tables, Figures, and Photographs ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 2 - Natural Disasters in the Context of Mega-Cities 15
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 3 - Urbanization and Disaster Mitigation in Tokyo 56
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 4 - Flood Hazard in Seoul: a Preliminary Assessment 92
  • References *
  • 5 - Environmental Hazards in Dhaka 119
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 6 - Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in the Sydney Sprawl: is the City Sustainable? 138
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 7 - Disaster Response in London: a Case of Learning Constrained by History and Experience 186
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 8 - Lima, Peru: Underdevelopment and Vulnerability to Hazards in the City of the Kings 248
  • References *
  • 9 - Social Vulnerability to Disasters in Mexico City: an Assessment Method 295
  • Notes *
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  • 10 - Natural Hazards of the San Francisco Bay Mega-City: Trial by Earthquake, Wind, and Fire 335
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  • 11 - There Are Worse Things Than Earthquakes: Hazard Vulnerability and Mitigation Capacity in Greater Los Angeles 375
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  • 12 - Environmental Hazards and Interest Group Coalitions: Metropolitan Miami after Hurricane Andrew 428
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  • References 468
  • 13 - Findings and Conclusions 473
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  • Postscript: the Role of Hazards in Urban Policy at the Millennium 503
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  • Appendices 509
  • Contributors 514
  • Index 515
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