San Francisco

Life Safety in the City

5:30 p.m. | Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Photo by Flickr user U.S. Geological Survey

Since their inception, building codes have been based on a principle that safety is the only valid concern of government. However, the reality of a major earthquake is that the failure of a building impacts the whole community through economic disruption, population decreases and cascading failures of both engineered and social systems. In recent years, seismically-prone places like Los Angeles and the Bay Area have adopted resilience programs designed to bring together the earth science, earthquake engineering, public policy professions and community organizations to get create sweeping seismic resilience legislations. Hear from one of the country's most prominent seismic experts as she addresses the benefits and complexities of organizing resilient cities, risk psychology and a more resilient role of building codes in the event of natural disasters. Co-presented by EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Northern California).

+ Dr. Lucy Jones / Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society

Location

The EPICENTER
245 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.781.8726

Admission

Free for the public. Pre-registration suggested, spaces are limited.
To register, please email chapterinfo@eerinc.org

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