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Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters : Advances in Spatial Science - Yasuhide Okuyama

Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters

Advances in Spatial Science

By: Yasuhide Okuyama (Editor), Stephanie E. Chang (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9783540214496
Number Of Pages: 324

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This volume is dedicated to the memory of Barclay G. Jones, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Regional Science at Cornell University. Over a decade ago, Barclay took on a fledgling area of study - economic modeling of disasters - and nurtured its early development. He served as the social science program director at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER), a university consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States. In this capacity, Barclay shepherded and attracted a number of regional scientists to the study of disasters. He organized a conference, held in the ill-fated World Trade Center in September 1995, on "The Economic Consequences of Earthquakes: Preparing for the Unexpected. " He persistently advocated the importance of social science research in an establishment dominated by less-than-sympathetic natural scientists and engineers. In 1993, Barclay organized the first of a series of sessions on "Measuring Regional Economic Effects of Unscheduled Events" at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). This unusual nomenclature brought attention to the challenge that disasters -largely unanticipated, often sudden, and always disorderly - pose to the regional science modeling tradition. The sessions provided an annual forum for a growing coalition of researchers, where previously the literature had been fragmentary, scattered, and episodic. Since Barclay's unexpected passing in 1997, we have continued this effort in his tradition.

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"Modelling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters is a new book published in 2004 ... . The book is a sound foundational text ... . is best described as an extensive, well-organised literature review of disaster impact modelling research. ... the book is a good synopsis of fundamental concepts, current research and future directions. ... In addition to disaster and emergency modelling specialists, the book is recommended to risk management professionals, policy makers, senior managers and researchers in emergency management related roles." (Ron Shamir, The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 20 (1), February, 2005)

Introductionp. 1
Economic principles, issues, and research priorities in hazard loss estimationp. 13
Indirect losses from natural disasters : measurement and mythp. 37
Has September 11 affected New York City's growth potential?p. 53
Measuring economic impacts of disasters : interregional input-output analysis using sequential interindustry modelp. 77
Geohazards in social systems : an insurance matrix approachp. 103
Computable general equilibrium modeling of electric utility lifeline losses from earthquakesp. 119
The fall of the Iron Curtain and the evolution of German regional labour markets : a self-organized criticality perspectivep. 143
Risk perception, location choice and land-use patterns under disaster risk : long-term consequences of information provision in a spatial economyp. 163
The dynamics of recovery : a frameworkp. 181
Earthquake disaster mitigation for urban transportation systems : an integrated methodology that builds on the Kobe and Northridge experiencesp. 205
Analysis of economic impacts of an earthquake on transportation networkp. 233
Benefit cost analysis for renewal planning of existing electric power equipmentp. 257
Evaluating the disaster resilience of power networks and gridsp. 289
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ISBN: 9783540214496
ISBN-10: 3540214496
Series: Advances in Spatial Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61