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Istanbul seismic risk mitigation and emergency preparedness project (ismep) : success stories : Istanbul sismik riskin azaltılması ve acil durum hazırlık projesi (ismep) : başarı hikayeleri (Turkish,English)

Today, more than half of world’s population lives in cities and our era is referred to as the Urban Millennium. Under these circumstances, the existing natural risks emanating from the cities are increasing. Istanbul, as the biggest city in Turkey, on the one hand protects its position as the cultural, economical and industrial center of the country with its natural and produced values and on the other hand, it bears a high earthquake risk due to its location near the North Anatolian Fault Line. A possible earthquake in Istanbul has the potential to affect not only the city itself, but also the whole country economically. Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP) is a comprehensive project which covers supportive and preventive practices directed towards preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery including the periods before, during and after the disaster. This book provides a good account of the work that must be done to prepare a great metropolitan city for possible disasters, while it also maintains rapid economic development and copes with population growth and urbanization. The approach taken in Istanbul indicates that mainstreaming disaster risk management into development planning can significantly help to minimize the impacts of any disasters that may occur.

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Istanbul seismic risk mitigation and emergency preparedness project (ismep) : success stories : Istanbul sismik riskin azaltılması ve acil durum hazırlık projesi (ismep) : başarı hikayeleri (Turkish,English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/764721485943758239/Istanbul-sismik-riskin-azaltılması-ve-acil-durum-hazırlık-projesi-ismep-başarı-hikayeleri