Module 1 Discussion
There are various ways to construct outlines (see Background information on outlines).
- Describe your favorite style.
- Explain why you prefer that style.
- What are the benefits?
During a forum titled Cities and Megacities at Risk (sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Stanford University's John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, and the World Seismic Safety Initiative, on Capitol Hill on January 21, 1998) Kendra Briechle, International City/County Management Association, reported the results of a recent study on Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities to Mitigation in Local Government.
The survey indicated many governments are confused about mitigation, and most perceive a lower risk for their area than actually exists. In addition, smaller governments generally have fewer tools for mitigation, including a lack of capacity and enforceable building codes.
- In your opinion why do many local governments perceive a lower risk of a disaster for their communities than actually exists?
- Do you believe that your community may down-play disaster risks?