In Guayaquil – Ecuador, the project started in February 1998 led by The Office of Urban Planning and Development from the City Government , under the technical responsibility of the Research and Development Institute of the School of Engineering of Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (IIFIUC) and the supervision of
GeoHazards International Institute, located at the University of Stanford, California.
The Project finished in late 1999, when its two main objectives were achieved:
a) Completion of The Action Plan for the Reduction of the Seismic Risk in each of the nine cities, based on “Seismic Scenarios” prepared by local scientists, and;
b) A set of Planning Tools for the Diagnosis of the Seismic Risk in Urban Areas, that the United Nations are sharing with many other cities around the world located in earthquake prone regions. For information on the RADIUS project worldwide contact GHI.
Information on the RADIUS project for Guayaquil City could be obtained in hard copies at the Guayaquil City Municipal Library and in digital format by clicking on the links below (some of the documents were translated into English and the complete project documents are written in Spanish):
TECHNICAL REPORTS AND PAPERS
REPORTS ON PROJECT ACTIVITIES