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Urban planning for disaster prevention in the low coastal area of metropolitan Lima

by Kuroiwa H., Julio
Additional authors: Alegre, E | Kogan, J. | Smirnoff, V Subject(s): Planificación territorial -- Desastres naturales -- Lima (Perú)
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Perú: s.n, 1984. 8p. il. mapas, During the seventies a microzonation method was developed in Perú considering all possible natural disasters menacing the area of interest. Near the end of that decade the method was simplified for its application in urban planning. In the next 20 years approximately 5 million peopleare going to settle in Lima, many of them on the vacant areas of its 100 kms of shore line where according to historical data the tsunami built-up area, located at the coastline tsunamis as in 1746, may cause numerous victims. The tsunami bahavier, in the zone of engineering interest; in shallow water and on land is very complicated. Using macro and micro scale batimetric and topographical information it is possible to foresee for practical purpose, tthe severity of the tsunami attack at a given location. This data is very important to make safe urban planning projects, protect the built-up area and to locate important engenning projects on the coast (AU). / LIMA

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