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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


Power and Height: The Electric Skyscraper, 1920–1934

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1920 to 1934, which were dominated by towers that resulted from an explosive real estate market that challenged code restrictions on height and that ... More


Steel, Clay, and Glass: The Expressed Frame, 1897–1910

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1897 to 1910, many of which used heavier fireproof jackets around steel frames, mandated by new codes. The 1893 Chicago Building Ordinance ended the ... More


Glass and Light: “Veneers” and Curtain Walls, 1889–1904

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1889 to 1904, many of which used skins of lightweight terra-cotta and glass that exploited new wind-bracing techniques and depressed glass prices to ... More


Building Codes and Postwar Reconstruction in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

With the new rules in place, eviction cases declined drastically as landlord and tenant came to quick agreement. Without Mr. Way’s ruling, the easing of the building code would have largely been ... More


Why Work?: The Values of Labor

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last two chapters follow the squatters-turned-homeowners through their ongoing process of legalization. Chapter Four analyzes the changing nature and value of work as squatters became homeowners. ... More


Rethink Where and How We Build

Hill and

in Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190909345
eISBN:
9780190069247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909345.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Communities tend to learn things the hard way, reacting in the wake of disasters rather than in anticipation of them. Virtually all existing infrastructure was designed to withstand the extremes that ... More


Cities and Urban Life

Anna Ross

in Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198833826
eISBN:
9780191872204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833826.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter looks at the efforts of the Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State, as well as the police, to reform local government in the 1850s. At the centre of this project stood ... More


How New York and Los Angeles Housing Policies Are Different—and Maybe Why

Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O’Flaherty

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes New York's housing policies, exploring how and why they differ from those in Los Angeles and other large cities, and whether they have shaped how New York's housing market has ... More


The Third Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Homogenization

Steven J. R. Ellis

in The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers the causes behind the reshaping of Roman retail landscapes during the third and last of the retail revolutions; while the process began in the Flavian era, its full expression ... More


Misadventures in Modification

Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke

in Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190233112
eISBN:
9780197559536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233112.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Imagine a large wooden ship, in service for generations. As its planks decay, they are swapped out for new—but otherwise identical—timbers. Over time, every piece of the ship is replaced in this ... More


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