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Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment (Paperback) (Lee Bosher & Ksenia Chmutina)

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Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment provides a multi-facetted introduction to how a wide range of risk reduction options can be mainstreamed into formal and informal construction decision making processes, so that Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) can become part of the ‘developmental DNA’.  The contents highlight the positive roles that practitioners such as civil and structural engineers, urban planners and designers, and architects (to name just a few) can undertake to ensure that disaster risk is addressed when (re)developing the built environment. The book does not set out prescriptive (‘context blind’) solutions to complex problems because such solutions can invariably generate new problems. Instead it raises awareness, and in doing so, inspires a broad range of people to consider DRR in their work or everyday practices.

This highly-illustrated text book provides a broad range of examples, case studies and thinking points that can help the reader to consider how DRR approaches might be adapted for differing contexts. 

Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Technology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Lee Bosher & Ksenia Chmutina
Language: English
Street Date: June 19, 2017
TCIN: 52095359
UPC: 9781118921494
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8693
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