In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Dr. Laurie A. Johnson, Visiting Project Scientist and urban planner specializing in disaster recovery and catastrophe risk management, looks back at some of the major community-scale seismic risk reduction policies that have been implemented in the aftermath of damaging earthquakes in San Francisco (1906 and 1989), Kobe Japan (1995), Sichuan China (2008), Canterbury New Zealand (2010-2011), and the Tohoku region of Japan (2011).
Dr. Laurie A Johnson
Visiting Project Scientist, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, UC Berkeley
Dr. Laurie A. Johnson is an urban planner specializing in disaster recovery and catastrophe risk management. She has been active in research and consulting on recovery planning and management following many of the world’s major urban disasters, including the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes, the Kobe and Tohoku Japan earthquakes, Hurricane Katrina, and Canterbury New Zealand earthquake sequence.