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By Tetsuo Kidokoro, Junichiro Okata, Shuichi Matsumura, Norihisa Shima

All towns are susceptible. they've got economically, socially, institutionally weak city house. In constructing international locations, weak city house will be saw more often than not as substandard casual settlements reminiscent of slums or parts occupied through squatters. at this time, slum dwellers include one-third of the world's city inhabitants of three billion, and it's been envisioned that the variety of slum dwellers will double within the subsequent 30 years if no potent motion is taken. development of weak city components, that's one of many pursuits of Millennium improvement objectives, is hence an pressing all over the world problem in our age. This publication combines empirical and comparative research of development of susceptible city house and post-disaster rehabilitation in Asian and Latin American international locations. The discussions offered herein will function an invaluable, thought-provoking resource for researchers, practitioners and scholars, particularly if you are operating to relieve the vulnerability of city area.

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Vulnerable area, Bangkok щььэѥкэѤњъѠк эѥкзѬњѤч зј Ѡ кё 27 5,000,000 261,600 10,875 48,000 200,000 81,000 148,000 107,000 5,500 94,000 68,000 12,800 22,750 78,000 3,500 228,000 288,000 40,000 8,400 6,000,000 12,705,425 Capacity (mil m3) 150,000 12,000 200,000 1,500,000 1,862,000 Fig. 2-A4. Royal Initiated Water Retention Projects (Monkey Cheeks) (Source: Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)) 3. 1 Introduction Much attention has been paid recently to a scandal involving faulty designed and constructed apartments in Japan.

But, this is impossible. Who can afford to have such a fire fighting system for a fire that occurs once in 50 or 100 years? We must find another way. As shown in Fig. 3-5, we know how to handle fire according to its scale. Citizens are very effective in putting out a fire smaller than 3m2. For a fire spreading from 100m2 to 300m2 (about the size of 1-2 houses), fire fighters are more suitable. For a fire in a larger scale, it is a matter of fire resistance of the structure and urban planning.

They can help to identify vulnerable spaces, conditions, and activities; and help to understand and explain the vulnerabilities. They can help plan to prevent or to control or to respond to different types of disasters or vulnerabilities. They can help plan activities and procedures for rescue, relief, and recovery. And they can help develop tools and methods for monitoring and analysis. What should city managers and administrators, and city residents, do? We know what to expect: there will be fire, earthquakes, tsunami, floods, storms, and accidents.

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