This report is a comprehensive verification of the efforts made for reconstruction from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake over the last decade in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and provides recommendations for similar future shocks.
From a European perspective, tsunamis and earthquakes are seen to occur mostly in distant regions but scientists emphasize that European coasts are also located in areas that are tectonically very active and prone to the very same events.
This paper aims to identify state-of-the-art data sources for building damage assessment and provide guidance for more efficient data collection. Earthquakes are one of the most catastrophic natural phenomena.
With support from UNDRR's "Making cities sustainable and resilient" project, Guayaquil has developed a DRR plan that has spurred improvements in data collection, equipment and coordination, among others.
Ulaanbaatar joined the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ initiative, under which it developed a DRR plan that includes increased investments in reconstructing, retrofitting and assessing the safety of buildings. The plan also entails identifying safety zones and protecting livestock.