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Earthquakes without frontiers: a partnership for increasing resilience to seismic hazard in the continents

People Involved

Professor Greg Bankoff
Professor in Environmental History

Project Description

Disasters in seismically-prone regions are the outcome of physical hazards interacting with a vulnerable population (Wisner et al, 2004). Just as these disasters are ‘co-produced’, so research on increasing people's resilience to withstand, recover and learn from such events – or, indeed, how such knowledge and behaviour has been forgotten – necessitates that physical and social scientists work in tandem. With this in mind, an important element of this application is to explore the ways in which people and their cultures "normalise" risk in their everyday lives: how earthquake hazard is translated into risk, risk into vulnerability, and how that vulnerability can be mitigated to varying extents by resilience through, for example, people’s physical adaptations, accumulated social capital and associative networks.

Type of Project Project
Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Natural Environment Research Council
Value £111,036.00
Project Dates Jul 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2018

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