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The vulnerability and resilience of cities

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The ultimate test of how well prepared a society is to cope with and recover from a crisis is another crisis.The lessons of the economic crisis of 2008 show how long it takes to bring about reforms, ... More


At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More


A New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the increase in catastrophic losses in the United States and how various stakeholders, given their different positions and, in some cases, different interests, can manage the ... More


Enhancing the Implementation of Risk Reduction Measures

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how risk reduction measures can mitigate losses from natural disasters and how insurance can encourage more homeowners to adopt cost-effective protective measures. After ... More


Proposed Innovations for Dealing with Catastrophic Risks

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Hurricanes and other natural disasters cause significant damage which, combined with the growing population and assets in high-risk areas, underscores the need for a new approach not only for ... More


Homeowners’ Decision Making for Purchasing Insurance Coverage

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how homeowners decide when buying insurance coverage, with special emphasis on the amount of insurance (if any) to purchase against losses from a natural disaster. It shows that ... More


Winning the War Against the Weather and Other Extreme Events

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This concluding chapter challenges the notion that major accidents and disasters are low-probability/high-consequence events and proposes a more coherent strategy to link risk assessment, risk ... More


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