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By Dennis Mileti

Disasters through Design offers an alternate and sustainable solution to view, examine, and deal with dangers within the usa that might lead to disaster-resilient groups, larger environmental caliber, inter- and intragenerational fairness, financial sustainability, and enhanced caliber of lifestyles. This quantity offers an summary of what's recognized approximately traditional dangers, failures, restoration, and mitigation, how learn findings were translated into regulations and courses; and a sustainable danger mitigation examine schedule. additionally supplied is an exam of earlier catastrophe losses and dangers administration over the last twenty years, together with factors--demographic, weather, social--that impact loss. This quantity summarizes and units the level for the extra exact books within the series.

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