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close this bookCrucibles of Hazard: Mega-Cities and Disasters in Transition (United Nations University, 1999, 544 p.)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the document1. Introduction - James K. Mitchell
View the document2. Natural disasters in the context of mega-cities - James K. Mitchell
View the document3. Urbanization and disaster mitigation in Tokyo - Yoshio Kumagai and Yoshiteru Nojima
View the document4. Flood hazard in Seoul: A preliminary assessment - Kwi-Gon Kim
View the document5. Environmental hazards in Dhaka - Saleemul Huq
View the document6. Natural and anthropogenic hazards in the Sydney sprawl: Is the city sustainable? - John Handmer
View the document7. Disaster response in London: A case of learning constrained by history and experience - Dennis J. Parker
View the document8. Lima, Peru: Underdevelopment and vulnerability to hazards in the city of the kings - Anthony Oliver-Smith
View the document9. Social vulnerability to disasters in Mexico City: An assessment method - Sergio Puente
View the document10. Natural hazards of the San Francisco Bay mega-city: Trial by earthquake, wind, and fire - Rutherford H. Platt
View the document11. There are worse things than earthquakes: Hazard vulnerability and mitigation capacity in Greater Los Angeles - Ben Wisner
View the document12. Environmental hazards and interest group coalitions: Metropolitan Miami after hurricane Andrew - William D. Solecki
View the document13. Findings and conclusions - James K. Mitchell
View the documentPostscript: The role of hazards in urban policy at the millennium - James K. Mitchell
View the documentAppendices
View the documentContributors
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John Handmer, School of Geography and Environmental Management, Middlesex University, Queensway, Enfield EN3 4SF, United Kingdom

Saleemul Huq, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, 620 Road 10 A (New) Dhanmondi, GPO Box 3971, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh

Kwi-Gon Kim, Department of Landscape Architecture, Seoul National University, College of Agriculture, Suwon, Korea 170

Yoshio Kumagai, Institute of Socio-Economic Planning, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan

James K. Mitchell, Department of Geography, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045, USA

Yoshiteru Nojima, Urban Planning Department, Building Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Tokyo, Japan

Anthony Oliver-Smith, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

Dennis J. Parker, School of Geography and Environmental Management, Middlesex University, Queensway, Enfield EN3 4SF, United Kingdom

Rutherford H. Platt, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-0026, USA

Sergio Puente Aguilar, Centro de Estudios Demograficos y de Desarrollo Urbano, El Colegio de Mexico, Camino al Ajusco 20, Col. Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 01000, Mexico, D.F.

William D. Solecki, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

Ben Wisner, Director of International Studies, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA