Improving Societal Resilience to Disasters

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Beschreibung

This book documents the outcomes of a study designed to explore ways of increasing resilience in a complex city system against disasters by focusing on the transportation system in London. A survey was undertaken comprising interviews with upper level decision makers as well as questionnaires to personnel in the field and the general public. The results of this survey are presented, together with a brief description of the past and current situation in the city with respect to transportation, flood risk and other vulnerabilities. The sources of problems in responding adequately to disasters are analyzed and important lessons drawn. In particular, it is explained how failures derive from insistence upon the application of written plans in preference over redefinition of strategies and priorities and how flexible systems represent a better approach to crisis situations. The book will be of interest to all who are concerned with disaster planning and management and the societal response to disasters.

Inhalt
Introduction.- Retrospective view of London.- Current Risk Situation and Transportation System.- Systemic and social vulnerability of the downstream of the Thames.- Survey: Societal response.- Conclusion.- Appendix 1: Questionnaire to employee of TFL.- Appendix 2: Questionnaire to public in London.- Appendix 3: The result of the questionnaire to public in London.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Improving Societal Resilience to Disasters
Untertitel
A Case Study of London's Transportation System
Autor
EAN
9783319046532
ISBN
978-3-319-04653-2
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer, Berlin
Genre
Maschinenbau
Anzahl Seiten
102
Gewicht
196g
Größe
H6mm x B235mm x T155mm
Jahr
2014
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
2014
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