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Flood Vulnerability Analysis in Urban Context: A Socioeconomic Sub-Indicators Overview

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Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, 10125 Torino, Italy
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Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI), Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Department of Economic and Statistics “Cognetti De Martiis”, Università di Torino, 10153 Torino, Italy
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Climate 2021, 9(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9010012
Received: 14 December 2020 / Revised: 5 January 2021 / Accepted: 6 January 2021 / Published: 9 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Flood Risk Analysis and Assessment)
Despite indicators-based assessment models for flood vulnerability being a well-established methodology, a specific set of indicators that are universally or widely accepted has not been recognized yet. This work aims to review previous studies in the field of vulnerability analysis in order to overcome this knowledge gap identifying the most accepted sub-indicators of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. Moreover, this review aims to clarify the use of the terms of vulnerability and risk in vulnerability assessment. Throughout a three-phase process, a matrix containing all the sub-indicators encountered during the review process was constructed. Then, based on an adaptation of the Pareto diagram, a set of the most relevant sub-indicators was identified. According to the citation count of each sub-indicator, indeed, 33 sub-indicators were chosen to represent the most universally or widely accepted sub-indicators. View Full-Text
Keywords: flood; vulnerability; indicators; urban; IPCC flood; vulnerability; indicators; urban; IPCC
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Bigi, V.; Comino, E.; Fontana, M.; Pezzoli, A.; Rosso, M. Flood Vulnerability Analysis in Urban Context: A Socioeconomic Sub-Indicators Overview. Climate 2021, 9, 12.

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Bigi, Velia; Comino, Elena; Fontana, Magda; Pezzoli, Alessandro; Rosso, Maurizio. 2021. "Flood Vulnerability Analysis in Urban Context: A Socioeconomic Sub-Indicators Overview" Climate 9, no. 1: 12.

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