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TitleA Metro-Vancouver risk-based land-use guide
AuthorStruik, L C; Pearce, L D; Clague, J J; Allan, J D; Dercole, F; Ulmi, F; Pearce, L D; Shoubridge, J; Hastings, N; Journeay, J M; Wojtarowicz, M; Weston, M; Jeromin, C; Walker, R
SourceCanadian Risk and Hazards Network 10th Annual Symposium - Abstracts ; 2013 p. 10
LinksPresentation online - Présentation en ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130212
PublisherCanadian Risk and Hazards Network
MeetingCanadian Risk and Hazards Network Annual Symposium; Regina; CA; November 5-8, 2013
File formatdoc
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92G/02; 92G/03; 92G/06; 92G/07
Lat/Long WENS-123.5000 -122.5000 49.5000 49.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; health hazards; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies; governments; earthquake resistant design; geological hazards
ProgramQuantitative risk assessment project, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractWe provide the key elements of the draft version of the risk-based land-use guide for Metro-Vancouver, British Columbia. The presentation shows how the guide intends to strengthen community safety and resilience by supporting informed land-use decisions. This presentation is a step in the longer term goal of sustaining a dialogue to improve the guide and have other local guides developed. The land-use guide shows how to measure and understand the risks of actual and proposed land-use, and how to maintain acceptable levels of risk. Effective risk management is achieved through open and transparent sharing of knowledge by citizens, developers, and municipal and regional staff and elected officials, and requires a clear division and sharing of responsibility. The land-use guide audience is municipal and regional officials because they are responsible for strategic and operational land-use recommendations and decisions. Those officials contributed to creating the land-use guide and their input was used to ensure practicality and relevance. Guide practice uses existing local legislative, regulatory, and managerial instruments that balance social, economic, and environmental concerns. The guide shares tools to evaluate land-use risk, to improve hazard and risk management, and metrics for determining the success of the decision-making process. It defines hazard and risk concepts and contains case studies.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Talk that summarizes the content of a draft risk-based land-use guide for staff of the municipalities of Metro Vancouver and describes, how it can be used for reducing disaaster risk.