Disaster debris management and recovery for housing stock in San Francisco, CA
Author(s)Saiyed, Zahraa N.; Fernandez, John E.; Wescoat, James
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In the wake of the next large-scale earthquake in the city of San Francisco, an expected 85,000 households are expected to become uninhabitable and beyond repair, leaving thousands of residents with immediate needs for shelter. Coupled with an overwhelming 6.8 million tons of debris generated, destroyed lifelines and affected livelihoods, recovery planning becomes critical for immediate response and long-term sustainable development of San Francisco. Learning from recent disasters in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan, this research addresses pertinent recovery issues by investigating the effects of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in San Francisco, particularly the implications on the city's residential housing stock and impacts on the construction and demolition waste stream.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Saiyed, Z. N., J. E. Fernandez, and J. L. Wescoat. “Disaster Debris Management and Recovery for Housing Stock in San Francisco, CA.” 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) (May 2012).
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