Special issue of Building Research and Information
Building Research & Information.
Special Issue with Guest Editors Robin Spence and Ilan Kelman.
"In this special issue", pp. 362 - 363.
"Editorial", pp. 364 - 367.
"Design of humanitarian tents for use in cold climates", pp. 368 - 378.
"Residential building damage and natural perils: Australian examples and issues", pp. 379 - 390.
"Risk and regulation: can improved government action reduce the impacts of natural disasters?" pp. 391 - 402.
"Public policy for reducing earthquake risks: a US perspective", pp. 403 - 413.
"Adapting traditional shelter for disaster mitigation and reconstruction: experiences with community-based approaches", pp. 414 - 426.
"Allocation of post-disaster reconstruction financing to housing", pp. 427 - 437.
"Managing and interpreting uncertainty for climate change risk", pp. 438 - 448.
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September 30, 2004
Reducing the Risks from Natural Hazards
University of Cambridge academics explore solutions with Building Research and Information journal
Many of the tragic consequences of natural hazards – floods, storms, and earthquakes – could be avoided by better management of the risks to buildings. Two academics from the Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment (CURBE) are editing a special issue of Building Research and Information to highlight and explore different issues surrounding the risk for communities over their construction.
The publication will explore how over the many phases of a building's lifecycle, if is it possible to manage risks from natural hazards most effectively. Specially commissioned research papers suggest that many successes exist, but much more needs to be done. Several major lessons emerge from the research:
Notes for editors:
1. The international research journal, Building Research and Information, commissioned seven papers from leading experts:
2. The special issue Building Research and Information (ISSN 0961-3218, volume 32, number 5) entitled "Managing the Risks from Natural Hazards" was published October 1 2004. The Editor is:
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3. The guest editors for the special issue were: Professor Robin Spence and Dr Ilan Kelman from the Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment (CURBE) http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/curbe:
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4. Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment (CURBE) was established in 1997 to create a structure for interdisciplinary collaboration for disaster and risk research and application. Projects link the skills and expertise from distinct disciplines to understand and resolve disaster and risk issues, particularly related to reducing detrimental impacts of disasters. CURBE is based at the Martin Centre within the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in eastern England. Close ties are maintained with many commercial and industrial partners to ensure practical and useful outputs from the research.
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