oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Natural disasters threat to big cities



Extracted from text ... NATURAL DISASTERS THREAT TO BIG CITIES NATURAL DISASTERS CAN be a threat to the growing expansion of big cities underground, the United Nations says. It says developers often burrow beneath the surface without knowing enough of the risks and with inadequate plans to lessen the effects of any disaster. The warning came from experts at the United Nations University (UNU) before a conference on how to reduce disasters in the Japanese city of Kobe, from 18 to 22 January. Forgotten dangers The UNU experts say growing urban land pressure is making it increasingly attractive to find new subterranean space for ..


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