Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning by Maria Bostenaru DanEarthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning by Maria Bostenaru Dan

Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning

byMaria Bostenaru DanEditorIuliana Armas, Agostino Goretti

Hardcover | February 21, 2014

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The classical field dealing with earthquakes is called "earthquake engineering" and considered to be a branch of structural engineering. In projects dealing with strategies for earthquake risk mitigation, urban planning approaches are often neglected. Today interventions are needed on a city, rather than a building, scale. This work deals with the impact of earthquakes, including also a broader view on multihazards in urban areas. Uniquely among other works in the field, particular importance is given to urban planning issues, in conservation of heritage and emergency management. Multicriteria decision making and broad participation of those affected by disasters are included.
Title:Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban PlanningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:313 pagesPublished:February 21, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400779801

ISBN - 13:9789400779808

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Table of Contents

1. Earthquake hazard impact and urban planning - an introduction

Maria Bostenaru Dan, Iuliana Armas, Agostino Goretti

Part I: Urban hazard, exposure and vulnerability

2. Active fault systems and their significance for urban planning in Bucharest, Romania

Dumitru Ioane, Mihail Diaconescu, Florina Chitea, George Garbacea

3. Capacities of remote sensing for population estimation in urban areas

Julia Kubanek, Eike-Marie Nolte, Hannes Taubenböck, Friedmann Wenzel, Martin Kappas

4. The Vulnerability of Fragile Landscape and Complex Hazards. Areas with Potential Risks and Specific Types of Hazards and Vulnerabilities of the Natural, Anthropic and Cultural Landscape in Braila County, Romania

Cerasella Craciun

Part II: Earthquake risk assessment

5. Scenarios for Local Seismic Effects of Tulcea (Romania) Crustal Earthquakes - Preliminary Approach of the Seismic Risk Characterization for Tulcea City

Stefan Florin Balan, Dumitru Ioane, Carmen Cioflan, Ionelia Panea, Bogdan Apostol, Zina Malita, Florina Chitea, Mirela Adriana Anghelache

6. High-detail damage pattern in towns hit earthquakes of the past: an approach to evaluate the reliability of the historical sources

Fabrizio Terenzio Gizzi, Lucia Tilio, Nicola Masini, Beniamino Murgante, Maria Rosaria Potenza, Cinzia Zotta

7. Spatial multi-criteria risk assessment of earthquakes from Bucharest, Romania

Iuliana Armaş and Mircea Radulian

8. The urban system of Crotone, Italy, facing the earthquake impact

Agostino Goretti, Sabino Vetta, Francesco Palmieri, Fabio Adamo, Massimo Berlingeri, Luigi Palmieri

Part III: Risk management

9. Principles for the evaluation of risk governance and the measurement of performance

Urbano Fra.Paleo

10. Continuity and discontinuity of urban form - the issue of risk

Tiberiu Florescu

11. Timber frame historic structures and the local seismic culture - an argumentation

Maria Bostenaru Dan

12. Design in time of crisis

Sergiu Catalin Petrea

Part IV Impact and Decision making tools

13. A proposal to improve the Disaster Management Cycle model: the importance of the community participation

Alessia Cerqua and Silvia Rapicetta

14. Aspects of architecture and urbanism in the reconstruction of disaster: Comparison of l'Aquila (Italy), and Kolontar (Hungary) in the context of participative reconstruction

Maria Bostenaru Dan

15. Earthquake hazard impact and urban planning - conclusion and recommendations for further work

Maria Bostenaru Dan, Iuliana Armaş, Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor,Alessia Cerqua, Cristina Olga Gociman, Agostino Goretti