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Title
U.S.-Japan Workshop on Cooperative Research for Mitigation of Urban Earthquake Disasters. Learning from Kobe and Northridge: Recommendations and Resolutions. Held in Maui, Hawaii on December 14-16, 1995.
File
PB97172431.pdf
Author(s)
Mahin, S.; Okada, T.; Shinozuka, M.; Toki, K.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., February 1997, 76 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-97/03
Abstract
The feasibility of accelerating the discovery of new knowledge on the seismic behavior and response of the built environment and the complex civil infrastructure systems comprising major urban centers, and of synthesizing, transferring and utilizing this knowledge effectively in mitigating the potential life, physical, social and economic losses resulting from a major urban earthquake was explored at a bilateral Workshop convened in Maui, Hawaii during December 14 through 16, 1995. The objective of the Workshop was to identify a research agenda related to urban earthquake loss reduction through a synthesis of available knowledge about the Hyogoken Nanbu and Northridge earthquake disasters.
Keywords
; Earthquake damage; Public utilities; Damage assessment; Buildings; Urban planning; Transportation sector; Meetings; Pipelines; Earthquake engineering; Seismic design; Vulnerability; Water supply; Urban areas; Seismic effects; Emergency services; Electric power; Infrastructure; Hospitals; Telecommunications; Dynamic structural analysis