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Building a Resilient City

San Francisco Planning Urban Research Association logoA recent example of using a scenario to define resilience goals and develop mitigation policies to achieve these goals is The Resilient City project of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). In their discussion of the “expected” earthquake, the authors of the report point out that scenario earthquakes are especially useful for citywide or regional planning, and are easier to understand than probabilistic measures, which makes them effective for communicating earthquake risk to policymakers and the public.

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