Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The IDNDR launched the RADIUS initiative to reduce the effects of seismic disasters in urban areas, particularly in developing countries. This initiative had two concrete objectives: 1) development of seismic damage scenarios and earthquake risk management plans for nine selected cities worldwide, and 2) development of practical tools for urban seismic risk management using the results of the case studies. Additionally, the project had three specific objectives for each of the selected cities: to 1) raise awareness, both locally and internationally, of the city's seismic risk, 2) incorporate all the sectors of the community in the risk management activities, and 3) set up the conditions for the institutionalization of risk management activities. This paper describes the project implementation, the methodology that was adopted, and the achievements of RADIUS in raising awareness of the community on seismic risk and in the incorporation of the various sectors of the society in the risk management process. The project has had an immediate impact in the cities where it was implemented and actions are already being taken to reduce the seismic risk. The ultimate goal is to establish long term, institutionalized efforts to manage that risk. RADIUS intended to be the first step towards this goal in each of the nine selected cities. The selected cities were Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Antofagasta (Chile), Bandung (Indonesia), Guayaquil, (Ecuador), Izmir (Turkey), Skopje (TFYR Macedonia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tijuana (Mexico), Zigong (China).

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Radius-Managing Urban Earthquake Risk in Developing Countries

San Diego, California

The IDNDR launched the RADIUS initiative to reduce the effects of seismic disasters in urban areas, particularly in developing countries. This initiative had two concrete objectives: 1) development of seismic damage scenarios and earthquake risk management plans for nine selected cities worldwide, and 2) development of practical tools for urban seismic risk management using the results of the case studies. Additionally, the project had three specific objectives for each of the selected cities: to 1) raise awareness, both locally and internationally, of the city's seismic risk, 2) incorporate all the sectors of the community in the risk management activities, and 3) set up the conditions for the institutionalization of risk management activities. This paper describes the project implementation, the methodology that was adopted, and the achievements of RADIUS in raising awareness of the community on seismic risk and in the incorporation of the various sectors of the society in the risk management process. The project has had an immediate impact in the cities where it was implemented and actions are already being taken to reduce the seismic risk. The ultimate goal is to establish long term, institutionalized efforts to manage that risk. RADIUS intended to be the first step towards this goal in each of the nine selected cities. The selected cities were Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Antofagasta (Chile), Bandung (Indonesia), Guayaquil, (Ecuador), Izmir (Turkey), Skopje (TFYR Macedonia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tijuana (Mexico), Zigong (China).