Business and Environmental Risks: Spatial Interactions by Diego A. Vazquez-Brust, José A. Plaza-Úbeda, Jerónimo de

By Diego A. Vazquez-Brust, José A. Plaza-Úbeda, Jerónimo de Burgos-Jiménez, Claudia E. Natenzon

Based on specified study funded throughout continents and related to universities in Argentina, Spain and the united kingdom, this booklet units out an cutting edge, multidisciplinary method of assessing either environmental and social dangers in a given territorial region. utilizing information from a couple of Ibero-American countries, the research combines environmental, socio-economic and geographic elements to build a suite of spatial and technical symptoms that degree the social vulnerability and commercial hazardousness of an outlined zone. Aggregating those signs in a geographic info process (GIS) permits researchers to evaluate the capability possibility to which a undeniable sector and its inhabitants are topic a result of environmental deterioration as a result of co-located commercial activity.

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A. Vazquez-Brust et al. 2 Exposure Exposure refers to the degree to which the population, property and goods could be materially affected by a dangerous phenomenon. It is a consequence of the relationship between hazard and vulnerability, and in turn it influences both. This dimension is reflected in space by a historical construct that unifies natural processes and socio-economic relationships. Thus, certain land uses and distribution of wealth and population are generated (Natenzon 2003). Bearing in mind industrial activity, the risk increases when potentially dangerous industries are located in urban areas, in close contact with residential areas, housing and educational, health and administrative installations.

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