Constructing Risk : Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment, Paperback / softback Book

Constructing Risk : Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment Paperback / softback

Part of the Catastrophes in Context series

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Reviewing current policies and practices, the book assesses the financial, economic and physical risk of building in hazardous areas, and looks at how societies approach economic development while trying to create a more resilient built environment in spite of the dangers.

It examines the vulnerability of economic and social infrastructure to natural hazard events, looks at policies which imperil infrastructure, and proposes new development approaches to be undertaken by sovereign states, international development banks, NGOs, and bilateral aid agencies.

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