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Measurement of field hydraulic conductivity for a Quito soil

In Quito, Ecuador, landslides present a significant threat to communities settled on hillsides and ravine slopes, and geotechnical data is needed to assess slope stability.

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Envisioning the future by learning from the past: Arts and humanities in interdisciplinary tools for promoting a culture of risk

Disaster risk is the result of complex interactions between the drivers of vulnerability such as poverty and lack of access to resources and the impacts from multiple hazards (wit

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The urban political ecology of ‘haphazard urbanisation’ and disaster risk creation in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal

This paper examines the impact of rapid urbanisation on the production of unequal disaster risk in Khokana, peri-urban town in the Kathmandu

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An analysis of social vulnerability in a multi-hazard urban context for improving disaster risk reduction policies: The case of Sancaktepe, ˙Istanbul

Despite concerted calls over the past 20 years to ensure that urban development is undertaken in  nmanner that reduces disaster risk, urban planning often remains myopically focused on the built en

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Developing a geotechnical database to improve slope stability assessments in Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador, is a city at risk of many hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides, compounded by the widespread presence of problematic volcanic soils known as Cangahua.

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Evaluating night-time light sources and correlation with socio-economic development using high-resolution multi-spectral Jilin-1 satellite imagery of Quito, Ecuador

Atificial light at night (ALAN) has positive and negative effects on social, economic, environmental, and ecological systems, and will increase with urban expansion.

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Future Visioning

Normative future visioning for city resilience and development

This paper argues for normative visioning as an underdeveloped component of adaptation planning.

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Hazard & Impact Modelling

Modelling the effect of hydraulic conductivity variability on slope stability calculations for a site in South-East Quito, Ecuador

Rainfall-triggered landslides are increasingly a concern in rapidly urbanising areas around the globe.

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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.