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.
Disaster Prevention and Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2000
Keywords: Iran; Disaster prevention; Disaster management
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