This paper focuses on natural hazard prediction and associated responses in the context of large scale modern urbanization. It reviews evidence from a selection of large-city earthquake, storm and wildfire disasters and focuses on implications of the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989. It is suggested that, in large-city disasters of the future, issues of prediction and response are likely to be over-shadowed by other pressing management concerns.
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- Natural Hazard Predictions and Responses in Very Large Cities
James K. Mitchell
- Springer Netherlands