Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities

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Aseem Inam's book is an innovative and intriguing investigation into how we should respond to urban disasters. Focusing on pairs of disasters in Mexico City (earthquake in '85, air pollution in '89) and Los Angeles (riots in '92, earthquake in '94), he closes with a consideration of the institutional response to 9/11 in New York. His argument is that contrary to those who would argue for flexibility in times of sudden crisis, the evidence shows that bureaucratic structures that used long-standing procedures were the most ...

Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities 2005, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415951296

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