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A Comprehensive Assessment of Exposure and Vulnerabilities in Multi-Hazard Urban Environments: A Key Tool for Risk-Informed Planning Strategies

Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 81100 Caserta, Italy
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Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9055; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169055
Received: 28 June 2021 / Revised: 6 August 2021 / Accepted: 8 August 2021 / Published: 12 August 2021
Although the increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters assigns a key role to disaster risk management in current debate on sustainable development, the efforts of national and local authorities to develop risk-informed planning strategies and increase disaster preparedness are still limited. In multi-hazard urban environments, the main criticality to support risk-informed planning strategies is the persisting lack of effective knowledge bases focused on the vulnerability of exposed assets to different hazards. Hence, this contribution, according to the first priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction—understanding disaster risk—and by tidying up methods and indicators developed in both EU research projects and scientific studies devoted to multi-risk and vulnerability assessment, aims at better using available knowledge to guide risk-informed spatial planning. In detail, an indicator-based method to carry out a comprehensive exposure and vulnerability analysis has been outlined and tested on a case study area, the multi-hazard urban area of Campi Flegrei, located in the western part of the metropolitan city of Naples in the South of Italy. The proposed method may contribute to the building up of an effective risk knowledge base, enabling planners to easily access information on exposure and vulnerabilities to different hazards, and to differently combine them into output maps capable of supporting risk- informed planning strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: exposure; vulnerability; systemic vulnerability; risk-sensitive spatial development; multi-risk exposure; vulnerability; systemic vulnerability; risk-sensitive spatial development; multi-risk
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Galderisi, A.; Limongi, G. A Comprehensive Assessment of Exposure and Vulnerabilities in Multi-Hazard Urban Environments: A Key Tool for Risk-Informed Planning Strategies. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9055. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169055

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Galderisi A, Limongi G. A Comprehensive Assessment of Exposure and Vulnerabilities in Multi-Hazard Urban Environments: A Key Tool for Risk-Informed Planning Strategies. Sustainability. 2021; 13(16):9055. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169055

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Galderisi, Adriana, and Giada Limongi. 2021. "A Comprehensive Assessment of Exposure and Vulnerabilities in Multi-Hazard Urban Environments: A Key Tool for Risk-Informed Planning Strategies" Sustainability 13, no. 16: 9055. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169055

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