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Book Chapter: Social Benefits of Landslide Prevention and Mitigation in Hong Kong, China

TitleSocial Benefits of Landslide Prevention and Mitigation in Hong Kong, China
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer
Citation
Social Benefits of Landslide Prevention and Mitigation in Hong Kong, China. In Wang, F ... (et al) (Eds.), Progress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asia, p. 55-75. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2013 How to Cite?
AbstractThe urban development and infrastructure of Hong Kong are basically built on hillside slopes of 20–50°. Landslide is the severest geohazard in Hong Kong. Since 1977, engineers and researchers in Hong Kong have done tremendous work and investigations in landslide prevention and mitigation. They have made many significant contributions to Hong Kong. At present, Hong Kong slope safety standard has become one of the highest standards in the world. This paper gives a brief summary of landslide disaster prevention and mitigation history in Hong Kong. It discusses in detail eight social benefits. They are the lowest landslide fatality in mountainous urban developments, enhancing social stability and governance, job and training opportunities, sustainable development and prosperity, rehousing squatters for resolving social issues, self-restricted land use for urban development, technology innovation and advancement, and local and international recognitions. It points out five difficulties encountered during landslide disaster prevention and mitigation. They are incorrect landslide causes and mechanisms, change in slope safety standard, dramatic change in rainfall, doubts about long term investment nature, and no right on land use. Finally, it is remarked that Hong Kong has established, trained and maintained a team of hundred or thousand competent geotechnical engineers who can address any technical challenges in future urban developments in the sea and/or on the mountains for Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205216
ISBN
Series/Report no.Environmental Science and Engineering

 

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dc.contributor.authorYue, QZQen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T02:01:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T02:01:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Benefits of Landslide Prevention and Mitigation in Hong Kong, China. In Wang, F ... (et al) (Eds.), Progress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asia, p. 55-75. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783642291067en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205216-
dc.description.abstractThe urban development and infrastructure of Hong Kong are basically built on hillside slopes of 20–50°. Landslide is the severest geohazard in Hong Kong. Since 1977, engineers and researchers in Hong Kong have done tremendous work and investigations in landslide prevention and mitigation. They have made many significant contributions to Hong Kong. At present, Hong Kong slope safety standard has become one of the highest standards in the world. This paper gives a brief summary of landslide disaster prevention and mitigation history in Hong Kong. It discusses in detail eight social benefits. They are the lowest landslide fatality in mountainous urban developments, enhancing social stability and governance, job and training opportunities, sustainable development and prosperity, rehousing squatters for resolving social issues, self-restricted land use for urban development, technology innovation and advancement, and local and international recognitions. It points out five difficulties encountered during landslide disaster prevention and mitigation. They are incorrect landslide causes and mechanisms, change in slope safety standard, dramatic change in rainfall, doubts about long term investment nature, and no right on land use. Finally, it is remarked that Hong Kong has established, trained and maintained a team of hundred or thousand competent geotechnical engineers who can address any technical challenges in future urban developments in the sea and/or on the mountains for Hong Kong.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofProgress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnvironmental Science and Engineering-
dc.titleSocial Benefits of Landslide Prevention and Mitigation in Hong Kong, Chinaen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailYue, QZQ: yueqzq@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityYue, QZQ=rp00209en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-29107-4_3-
dc.identifier.hkuros235668en_US
dc.identifier.spage55en_US
dc.identifier.epage75en_US
dc.publisher.placeBerlin; New York-

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