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Volume 15, issue 10 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2283-2297, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2283-2015
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Research article 12 Oct 2015

Research article | 12 Oct 2015

Earthquake impact on settlements: the role of urban and structural morphology

M. Bostenaru Dan and I. Armas
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In this paper an alternative to the traditional map representation of the impact of hazards on urban areas is created, so that it can cope with innovative ways of strategic planning. The paper is proposing a conceptual framework to deconstruct the map for digital disaster impact. The innovation in this concept is that it considers the representation of elements at different scales to be of different importance in the urban tissue, according to the vulnerability analysis to be performed on them.
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