Issue 479 February 2009

Defining Resilience

What San Francisco needs from its seismic mitigation policies
How do we decide when a structure is "safe enough”? Engineering standards define how many deaths, how many building demolitions and how long a recovery time we will have. Currently, the City of San Francisco has no adopted performance objectives for these factors. SPUR provides a new framework for improving San Francisco's seismic mitigation policies. Read More »

The Dilemma of Existing Buildings

Private property, public risk
We all know the big one is coming. But are we ready? It's a question we must confront now, with boldness and with honesty: what will it take to make San Francisco a resilient city? Read More »

Building It Right the First Time

Improving the seismic performance of new buildings
We all know the big one is coming. But are we ready? It's a question we must confront now, with boldness and with honesty: what will it take to make San Francisco a resilient city? Read More »

Lifelines

Upgrading infrastructures to enhance San Francisco's earthquake resilience
We all know the big one is coming. But are we ready? It's a question we must confront now, with boldness and with honesty: what will it take to make San Francisco a resilient city? Read More »

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