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The role of forensic investigation in systemic risk enquiry: Reflections from case studies of disasters in Istanbul, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Quito
The systemic nature of risk is increasingly acknowledged within scholarship, policy and practice relating to disaster management. However, a number of conceptual and methodological challenges arise in advancing empirical inquiry in this regard.
Recent major earthquake disasters have highlighted the effectiveness of financial soft policies (e.g., earthquake insurance) in transferring seismic risk away from those directly impacted and complementing ‘hard’ disaster risk mitigation measures (e.g., structural retrofit).
Physics-based simulations of multiple natural hazards for risk-sensitive planning and decision making in expanding urban regions
Rapid urban expansion in many parts of the world is leading to increased exposure to natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change.
Interdisciplinarity in practice: Reflections from early-career researchers developing a risk-informed decision support environment for Tomorrow’s cities
The concept of disaster risk is cross-disciplinary by nature and reducing disaster risk has become
of interest for various disciplines. Yet, moving from a collection of multiple disciplinary perspectives
This study focuses on scoring, selecting, and developing physical fragility (i.e., the probability of
reaching or exceeding a certain damage state given a specific hazard intensity) and/or vulnerability
A state-of-the-art decision-support environment for risk-sensitive and pro-poor urban planning and design in Tomorrow’s cities
In this Special Issue introductory paper, we present the Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support
Environment (TCDSE). As the negative impacts of natural hazards continue to escalate around the
Using satellite data, researchers from the Tomorrow’s Cities Hub, analysed Quito’s recent historical urban expansion and multi-hazard risks to identify green spaces that can be used to reduce disaster risk and enhance post-disaster response.
This working paper analyses and presents preliminary conclusions of TC's researchers study of Khokana, Nepal, a traditional and small Newari village about 8 kilometers south of Kathmandu.
Review of flood modelling and models in developing cities and informal settlements: A case of Nairobi city
Study region: This study focuses on urban flood modelling in developing cities with a special focus on informal settlements giving a specific case study of Mukuru slums in Nairobi city of Kenya.
In our rapidly urbanizing world, many hazard-prone regions face significant challenges regarding risk-informed urban development.