%0 Journal Article
	%A Milton Montejano Castillo and  Tarsicio Pastrana Salcedo
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Architectural and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 105, 2015
	%T Urban Form, Heritage, and Disaster Prevention: What Do They Have in Common?
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002196
	%V 105
	%X Based on the hypothesis that disaster risk is
constructed socially and historically, this article shows the
importance of keeping alive the historical memory of disaster by
means of architectural and urban heritage conservation. This is
illustrated with three examples of Latin American World Heritage
cities, where disasters like floods and earthquakes have shaped urban
form. Therefore, the study of urban form or "Urban Morphology" is
proposed as a tool to understand and analyze urban transformations
with the documentation of the occurrence of disasters. Lessons
learned from such cities may be useful to reduce disasters risk in
contemporary built environments.
	%P 1171 - 1175