Author: Maguire, J R
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Maguire, J R
With the rapid increase in urban development and in population, habitable areas that are not already densely populated are on the decline. For example, whereas in 1950, there were only 7 urban areas in the world with more than 5m inhabitants, this number rose to 34 in 1980 and is expected to rise further to 60 by the year 2000 (Mehta and Motiero, 1993). This, coupled with the increasing importance of corporate insurance and risk management, has led to heightened awareness of the importance of earthquake risk assessment and management of the disastrous effects of this natural hazard.
A review of some of the postgraduate and research courses available for graduates.
Members have made various suggestions aimed to assist our image. Robert Wodehouse is concerned that a scruffy appearance detracts and would like qualified commentators on structures to be tidy and well-dressed when appearing on the media.