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...We need to examine and understand successful policy and community
action where a single hazard was recognized in the presence of imperfect
and incomplete knowledge about vulnerability, risk, preparedness and
mitigation, but in a societal context where appropriate initiatives were
undertaken. What stops a community or a school director to change the
swing of a door of a classroom to facilitate evacuation when what is
known is only that the community is in a earthquake hazard area? The last mile for a community may pass by a set of three hinges on a classroom door - or by a greenway encompassing a floodplain where no buildings other  than those designed to be flooded are allowed...

Stephen O. Bender January 6, 2004 Personal communication