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Grinberger & Felsenstein (2017). A Tale of Two Earthquakes: Dynamic Agent-Based Simulation of Urban Resilience

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Grinberger A. Y., Felsenstein D. (2017). A Tale of Two Earthquakes: Dynamic Agent-Based Simulation of Urban Resilience. In: Lombard G., Stern E. and Clarke G. (Eds). Applied Spatial Modeling and Planning. Taylor and Francis; 2017. pp. 134-154.‏

Abstract:

As cities increase in size and complexity they also become increasing vulnerable to unanticipated events, both natural and anthropogenic (Deppisch and Schaerffer, 2011; Godschalk, 2003). Large scale disasters such as the 1995 Kobe earthquake, hurricane Katrina, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and Superstorm Sandy have elicited research interest in the way cities cope with such shocks. This work tends to highlight either mitigation measures (Fleischauer, 2008; Godschalk, 2003) or ‘bouncing back’ strategies (Campanella, 2008; Chang, 2010; Chang & Rose, 2012; Olshansky, Hopkins & Johnson, 2012). It also tends to imply that urban recovery should be directly related to the magnitude of the disaster with larger shocks to the urban system requiring more drastic mediation or rejuvenation measures.

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