Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Manmade Disasters Shape the Built Environment

Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Manmade Disasters Shape the Built Environment by William Ramroth epub pdf fb2

Title: Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Manmade Disasters Shape the Built Environment
Author: William Ramroth
ISBN10: 1419593730
ISBN13: 978-1419593734
Publisher: Kaplan Business; Original edition (May 1, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Engineering
Size PDF: 1317 kb
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Pages: 320 pages
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Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Manmade Disasters Shape the Built Environment by William Ramroth


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Disasters, throughout the ages, have shaped the built environment. The way city planners, architects, engineers and politicians plan and design cities, buildings, highways, tunnels and bridges have all been fashioned to some degree by the mischievous hands of disasters. Planning for Disaster will trace the impact of natural and manmade disasters on urban planning, building design and the design of large-scale engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels and levees. The book willreference recent disasters such as the Loma Prieta Earthquake (1989), the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), the 9/11 Terrorist Attack (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), as well ascatastrophic events from history such as the burning of Rome in AD 64, the London fire of 1666, the New York fire of 1835, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.