The Current Zoning Situation and its Seismic Resilience in Quito, Ecuador
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. School of Environment and Natural Resources Honors Theses; 2019
This study of zoning structures and effectiveness in Quito, Ecuador, addresses the readiness of the city to prepare for and ultimately respond to the events of seismic catastrophes. It was shown that Quito is at significant risk because of large-scale earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mudslides and rockslides, and that it is crucial to examine how the city strategically utilizes its land for its respective purposes. A comparison between the current zoning situations of Quito and Santiago, Chile showed where Santiago produced a more advantageous disaster preparedness strategy than Quito, thereby indicating how Quito officials can address flaws and seize opportunities for improvement.
Academic Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability
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