Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata
OGS Website
About the Journal
Contacts
To Authors
On-line Submission
Subscriptions
Forthcoming
On-line First
The Historical First Issue
Issues

2022 Vol. 63
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2021 Vol. 62
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1 / Suppl. 2 / Suppl. 3

2020 Vol. 61
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1

2019 Vol. 60
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1 / Suppl. 2 / Suppl. 3

2018 Vol. 59
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1

2017 Vol. 58
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2016 Vol. 57
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1

2015 Vol. 56
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2014 Vol. 55
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2013 Vol. 54
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1 / Suppl. 2

2012 Vol. 53
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2011 Vol. 52
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1

2010 Vol. 51
1 / 2-3 / 4 / Suppl. 1

2009 Vol. 50
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2008 Vol. 49
1 / 2 / 3-4 / Suppl. 1

2007 Vol. 48
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

2006 Vol. 47
1-2 / 3 / 4

2005 Vol. 46
1 / 2-3 / 4

2004 Vol. 45
1-2 / 3 / 4 / Suppl. 1 / Suppl. 2

2003 Vol. 44
1 / 2 / 3-4

2002 Vol. 43
1-2 / 3-4

2001 Vol. 42
1-2 / 3-4

2000 Vol. 41
1 / 2 / 3-4

1999 Vol. 40
1 / 2 / 3-4

1998 Vol. 39
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

1997 Vol. 38
1-2 / 3-4

1995 Vol. 37
145 / 146 / 147 / 148 / Suppl. 1

1994 Vol. 36
141-144 / Suppl. 1

1993 Vol. 35
137-138 / 139 / 140

1992 Vol. 34
133 / 134-135 / 136

1991 Vol. 33
129 / 130-131 / 132

 
 

Vol. 63, n.4, December 2022
pp. 619-638

Reconstruction, recovery and socio-economic development of the Basilicata region, southern Italy: lessons and experience after the 1980 earthquake

A. Masi and G. Nicodemo

Received: 6 June 2022; accepted: 19 September 2022; published online: 7 December 2022

Abstract

In the present paper, a critical analysis of the 1980 Irpinia-Basilicata (southern Italy) post-earthquake phase has been carried out, with particular attention to the Basilicata region. Post-earthquake policies were mainly addressed towards the physical reconstruction and socio-economic development of the affected areas. As for the development process, the expected results from the industrialisation and infrastructure works have been rather poor or indeed not achieved, mainly as a consequence of red tape, inefficiency and sometimes corruption events. On the other hand, impressive steps ahead have been made in terms of knowledge advancement concerning the assessment and reduction of seismic risk, with the creation of important education and research institutions in Basilicata. Furthermore, the relationship between earthquake disaster and territorial development has been examined, starting from some prominent studies proposed in the literature. The evolution of vulnerability levels to earthquakes of some countries around the world have been evaluated. Specifically, considering a time span of about 40 years (1980-2020), the data related to the number of deaths caused by earthquakes with respect to the population exposed has been analysed and some comparisons have been carried out. Although limited, since referring to a single risk indicator, the results confirm the close link between seismic consequences and socio-economic characteristics of the affected communities, as a poignant lesson for planning effective risk mitigation strategies.



Download PDF complete


back to table of contents