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    The application of geodemographics to social vulnerability and volcanic hazard assessment

    Willis, I. and Barros, Joana and Gibin, Maurizio and Webber, R. (2010) The application of geodemographics to social vulnerability and volcanic hazard assessment. In: GISRUK, 14-16 Apr 2010, University College London. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The dynamic forces of urbanisation that characterised much of the 20th Century and still dominate population growth in developing countries have led to the increasing risk of natural hazards in countless cities around the world (Chester 2000, Pelling 2003). None of these physical dangers is more tangible than the threat volcanoes pose to the large populations living in close proximity. Vesuvius, a recognised decade volcano (IDNDR 1990) has an estimated 550,000 people that live in areas at risk from Pyroclastic Density Currents (PDC) (Barberi 2008) and a further 4 million living in the vast suburbs of neighbouring Naples. Though quiescent since 1944, Vesuvius remains the only volcano to have erupted on mainland Europe in the last 100 years.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Conference proceedings available in UCL's repository, Discovery: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/19284/1/19284.pdf
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 16:40
    Last Modified: 03 May 2013 10:38
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6436

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