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Disaster mitigation strategies in Tehran, Iran

F. N ateghi‐A. (F. Nateghi‐A. is Associate Professor, International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran.)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

Tehran is a city with about ten million people living or commuting in and out of it on a daily basis. The history of the region indicates strong earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 and higher, with a return period of 175 years. With the constant threat of strong earthquakes, the city of Tehran and the scientific body have joined together to prepare and implement a comprehensive plan for different aspects of the earthquake reduction policies. Focuses only on the disaster mitigation strategies for the city of Tehran. The policy framework for the disaster mitigation involves: engineering and construction; physical planning; economic planning; policy guidance; and public response. Explains the general plan as well as the results obtained.

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F., N. (2000), "Disaster mitigation strategies in Tehran, Iran", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 205-212. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560010335194

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