Earthquake Disasters : Prevention and Reconstruction

Date :

Editeur / Publisher : Abingdon : Taylor and Francis group , 2018

Type : Livre / Book

Langue / Language : anglais / English

Séismes

Effets des séismes -- Systèmes d'information

Collins, Andrew E. (Editeur scientifique / editor)

Résumé / Abstract : Destructive earthquakes in urban or rural areas around the world have caused severe damage to local societies. Pre-disaster prevention and post-disaster reconstruction can significantly reduce the impact of earthquakes on communities. To explore the popular research topics and trends in this area, CiteSpace was used to develop a knowledge map visualization. It was found that the main research into earthquake disaster prevention and reconstruction has been focused on disaster risk reduction planning, disaster mitigation knowledge, participatory disaster governance, and community resilience building. In this Special Issue, there were six distinctive earthquake disaster research papers that covered scientific, social, and institutional aspects. It was concluded that to reduce the effects of earthquake disasters, an interdisciplinary research approach and systems thinking is needed. The investigation also revealed that there has been a paradigm shift from post-disaster reconstruction to pre-disaster prevention to build community and urban resilience.