The seismic future of cities

Academic article that describes consequences of increased global population leading to more large populations located in major earthquake areas. It predicts casualties and gives suggestions for decreasing these. The later sections of the paper are full of observations that are potentially of great use in shelter programs in earthquake zones. These are not just technical, but also commentary on the social and political environment within which the technical must be implemented. copyright by Author; published in Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.