Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
| Editors: Michael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Siu-Kui Au

School Seismic Safety: Case Studies

  • David AlexanderEmail author
  • Sanjaya Bhatia
  • Djillali Benouar
  • Jitendra Kumar Bothara
  • Omar-Dario Cardona
  • Amod Mani Dixit
  • Rebekah Green
  • Manu Gupta
  • Ram Chandra Kandel
  • Ilan Kelman
  • Tracy Monk
  • Bishnu Pandey
  • Marla Petal
  • Zeynep Türkmen Sanduvaç
  • Rajib Shaw
  • Ben Wisner
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_406


Education sector; Examples; Policies; Policy; Progress; Schools; Seismic safety


The case studies in this entry accompany the previous entry on School Seismic Safety and Mitigation. They tell the stories of a variety of national efforts to improve school seismic safety. The contributors to the case studies are engineers and parents, social workers, and international development specialists. They examine policy, advocacy, vulnerability, and solutions. They contain observations about stepwise progress, motivation, political will, technical approaches, innovations, moderate successes, and long roads ahead. There are more stories to be added. The intention is to provide school seismic safety advocates with both elements of inspiration and way points on a road map with many options to consider.

The case studies and their contributors are:
  • Algeria – Djilali Benouar

  • Canada – Tracy Monk

  • China – Sanjaya Bhatia

  • Colombia – Omar Dario Cardona

  • India (Delhi, Shimla) – Manu Gupta

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Alexander
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sanjaya Bhatia
    • 2
  • Djillali Benouar
    • 3
  • Jitendra Kumar Bothara
    • 4
    • 5
  • Omar-Dario Cardona
    • 6
  • Amod Mani Dixit
    • 4
  • Rebekah Green
    • 7
  • Manu Gupta
    • 8
  • Ram Chandra Kandel
    • 9
  • Ilan Kelman
    • 10
    • 17
  • Tracy Monk
    • 11
  • Bishnu Pandey
    • 12
  • Marla Petal
    • 13
  • Zeynep Türkmen Sanduvaç
    • 14
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 15
  • Ben Wisner
    • 1
    • 16
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.UNISDR Recovery PlatformKobeJapan
  3. 3.University of Bab EzzouarAlgiersAlgeria
  4. 4.NSETKathmanduNepal
  5. 5.Miyamoto ImpactChristchurchNew Zealand
  6. 6.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaManizalesColombia
  7. 7.University of Western WashingtonBellinghamUSA
  8. 8.SEEDS of IndiaDelhiIndia
  9. 9.TorontoCanada
  10. 10.Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and Institute for Global Health, University College LondonLondonEngland
  11. 11.Families for School Seismic SafetyVancouverCanada
  12. 12.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  13. 13.Risk RED (Risk Reduction Education for Disasters)Los AngelesUSA
  14. 14.Risk REDIstanbulTurkey
  15. 15.University of KyotoKyotoJapan
  16. 16.Oberlin CollegeOberlinUSA
  17. 17.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsOsloNorway