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Preparation for an Earthquake in the Megacity Istanbul

  • Sıdıka Tekeli Yeşil
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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the importance of involving and ensuring the active participation of individuals and communities in disaster mitigation and preparedness activities. The key question of this chapter is: What are the factors affecting action regarding mitigation of damage due to earthquakes and earthquake preparedness at the individual level in Istanbul? The chapter is based on the literature review carried out by the author for a study in Istanbul3.

Keywords

Disaster Management Disaster Risk Reduction Preparedness Activity Earthquake Preparedness Disaster Mitigation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthSwiss Tropical and Public Health InstituteBaselSwitzerland

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