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Episode 18 | Unifying First and Third World Strategies for Disaster Mitigation

Geohazards International shares their groundbreaking methods for disaster mitigation.

SOCIAL DESIGN INSIGHTS
Episode 18 | Unifying First and Third World Strategies for Disaster Mitigation
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About GeoHazards International
GeoHazards International (GHI) is a California based non-profit that brings the developed world’s best practices in earthquake and natural disaster safety to the developing world. It was founded in 1991 by geologist Brian Tucker. Tucker was raised in California and as the state geologist, he was acutely aware of the hazards of earthquakes as well as all that California had done, legally, socially and culturally, to mitigate such hazards.

GHI takes a holistic approach to disaster mitigation that includes partnering with and training local masons, engineers & architects to retrofit buildings. A demand for these services is created via public awareness campaigns, developing school safety programs, and ensuring emergency resources such as hospitals will withstand natural disasters.

GeoHazards International is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.

Credits

Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our Producer and Sound Engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Leah Freidenrich, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation. Our theme music for 2017 is "Sorry" by Comfort Fit. The break music is "Mr. Zebra" by Tori Amos from her album "A Tori Amos Collection - Tales of a Librarian."