Municipal resilience in Chile

From willingness to implementation

Authored by: Claudia González-Muzzio , Claudia Cárdenas Becerra

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138583597
eBook ISBN: 9780429506666
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After the earthquake occurred in Chile in 2010, the vulnerability of the population in urban areas (estimated at 87.8 per cent of the national population by 2017) became evident. This conclusion has been reinforced after other recent disasters such as fires, volcanic eruptions, mudslides, and floods, as well as other earthquakes.

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