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Vulnerability of U.S. Cities to Environmental Hazards

Borden, K.A., Schmidtlein, M.C., Emrich, C.T., Piegorsch, W.W., and Cutter, S.L. (2007). Vulnerability of U.S. Cities to Environmental Hazards. (Abstract only.) Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Volume 4, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355.

The authors of this paper explore the variability in vulnerability to natural hazards among 132 urban areas using three indices of vulnerability: social, built environment, and hazard impact. They also examine the relative levels of vulnerability compared to federal Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding.
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