Additional External Researchers:
The objective of this project is the development of realizable policies and analysis methodologies for the assessment, management and mitigation of risk to large urban centers arising from natural and man-made hazards. For many urban settings worldwide these hazards are diverse and can include earthquakes, flooding, wind, landslides, industrial accidents, terrorism, and aging and deterioration of the infrastructure. This project aims to develop integrated solutions to optimally limit the financial and social impacts of such hazards. These methodologies are being applied to the case of a large metropolitan area (Istanbul) subjected to a known natural hazard (earthquake) and involves not only the technical challenges of engineering risk assessment and mitigation but also the study of sociological, economic, and financial aspects.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Hazards and Risk
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