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Crucibles of Hazard

Mega-cities and Disasters in Transition

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: August 1999
  • Page count: 544
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 99.III.A.2

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As a result of repeated experience with devastating earthquakes, storms, floods and wildfires, places like Tokyo, Mexico City, San Francisco and Los Angeles are already identified with catastrophe in both scientific literature and popular culture. Similar prospects face less obvious urban candidates like Dhaka, Miami, London, Lima, Seoul and Sydney. This collaborative study on environmental risks in ten of the world's major cities, examines the hazard experiences and analyzes their future risks. In addition, Crucibles of Hazard directs attention to long-term issues of safety and security that must be resolved to sustain urban areas.