Cyclone disaster mitigation in cities

Kishor C. Mehta, P. W. Horn

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Abstract

This paper presents conceptual thought for cyclone disaster mitigation in urban areas. By recognizing the society’s expectations of surviving and rapid recovery from a cyclone event architects and engineers need to think not only in terms of robustness of buildings and critical infrastructure but also at community level. In addition, various professions including hazard scientists, construction industry, urban planners, economists, and social science professionals play crucial roles in developing resiliency of an urban area. With paradigm shift in thinking of an urban area holistically it will be possible to mitigate cyclone hazard from becoming a disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013
EditorsNagesh R. Iyer, Prem Krishna, Rajan S. Selvi, P. Harikrishna
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
PagesK-91-K-95
ISBN (Electronic)9789810780111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013 - Chennai, India
Duration: Dec 10 2013Dec 14 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013

Conference

Conference8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period12/10/1312/14/13

Keywords

  • City
  • Cyclone
  • Disaster
  • Hazard
  • Hurricane
  • Urban area

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    Mehta, K. C., & Horn, P. W. (2013). Cyclone disaster mitigation in cities. In N. R. Iyer, P. Krishna, R. S. Selvi, & P. Harikrishna (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013 (pp. K-91-K-95). (Proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2013). Research Publishing Services. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-07-8012-8_Key-05