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The Resource Planning for earthquakes : risk, politics, and policy, Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley

Planning for earthquakes : risk, politics, and policy, Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley

Label
Planning for earthquakes : risk, politics, and policy
Title
Planning for earthquakes
Title remainder
risk, politics, and policy
Statement of responsibility
Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Until recently experts who studied risks, both natural and technological, focused mainly on how to avoid them. Today, with a growing awareness that certain natural risks are simply unavoidable, the emphasis is shifting toward ways of planning for them and of mitigating their consequences. High on any list of unavoidable natural risks is earthquake. In Planning for Earthquakes Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley examine the experiences of 260 earthquake-prone communities across the United States, from the West Coast to the East. They give special attention to three areas of especially high risk--Palo Alto, California; Salt Lake County, Utah; and the lowlands of South Carolina (including historic Charleston). Berke and Beatley address topics that include citizen safety, ways of determining and maintaining the structural integrity of old and new buildings, mapping of quake-prone areas, and land-use (where to limit development). They also study the ways in which planners, politicians, and community residents can best work together in the decision-making process for earthquake planning. The authors conclude that the greatest successes have been achieved when technological considerations are counterbalanced with consideration of the values and preferences of those most at risk--the residents of quake-prone areas. Planning for Earthquakes will interest students and scholars of hazards management as well as land-use planners and government officials
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Berke, Philip
Dewey number
363.3/495/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE535.2.U6
LC item number
B47 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
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Beatley, Timothy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquakes
  • Regional planning
  • Local government
  • USA
Label
Planning for earthquakes : risk, politics, and policy, Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Earthquakes: A National Problem -- 2: A Conceptual Framework of Local Planning Response to Natural Hazards -- 3: Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Utah: The Salt Lake County Natural Hazards Ordinance -- 4: Seismic Safety in California: The Palo Alto Seismic Hazard Identification Program -- 5: Seismic Hazards in South Carolina: An Emerging Mitigation Program -- 6: Alternative Measures for Reducing Seismic Hazards -- 7: Local Earthquake Mitigation Programs -- 8: Adopting Planning Measures for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation -- 9: Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Interorganizational Relations, Program Support, Program Operations, and External Factors Related to Local Adoption of Planning Measures -- Appendix B: Variables and Measurements from the Survey Questionnaire
Control code
ocm23940403
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780801842559
Lccn
91020703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)23940403
Label
Planning for earthquakes : risk, politics, and policy, Philip R. Berke and Timothy Beatley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Earthquakes: A National Problem -- 2: A Conceptual Framework of Local Planning Response to Natural Hazards -- 3: Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Utah: The Salt Lake County Natural Hazards Ordinance -- 4: Seismic Safety in California: The Palo Alto Seismic Hazard Identification Program -- 5: Seismic Hazards in South Carolina: An Emerging Mitigation Program -- 6: Alternative Measures for Reducing Seismic Hazards -- 7: Local Earthquake Mitigation Programs -- 8: Adopting Planning Measures for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation -- 9: Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Interorganizational Relations, Program Support, Program Operations, and External Factors Related to Local Adoption of Planning Measures -- Appendix B: Variables and Measurements from the Survey Questionnaire
Control code
ocm23940403
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 210 pages
Isbn
9780801842559
Lccn
91020703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)23940403

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