Special Issue "Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management"

A special issue of CivilEng (ISSN 2673-4109). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban, Economy, Management and Transportation Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jui-Sheng (Rayson) Chou
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Distinguished Professor in Project Management, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: civil & hydraulic engineering informatics; project quantitative analytics for sustainable engineering and the built environment; decision, risk, failure analysis & disaster management
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Prof. Dr. Chun-Nen Huang
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Department of Fire Science, Central Police University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Prof. Dr. James J.H. Liou
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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Dr. Citra S. Ongkowijoyo
Guest Editor
School of Architeture and Built Environment, Deakin University-Waterfront Campus, Geelong, VIC, Australia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urban centers are complex sociotechnical systems because they comprise various components, including the built and natural environment, communities, urban infrastructure systems, and diverse economics and social activities, all of which depend on each other. Accordingly, cross-sectional issues directly affect the vulnerability of the urban population, land use, and building safety, detrimentally affecting not only national economies and infrastructure, but also the community itself.

Apart from the aforementioned urban management problems, other issues such as air pollution, shortages of water supply, and power generation, public utilities and social conflicts are posing both temporary and permanent threats to the physical and psychological safety of urban communities, producing disaster risks. These risks accumulate, making the reduction and management of disaster risk critical for urban communities.

The ultimate goal of urban disaster risk reduction and management is to manage and improve the capacity of urban cities to reduce disaster risk and its impact on sustainable development, while improving the quality of life of members of the urban community. The success of urban disaster risk reduction and management depends on initiatives that are undertaken at the level of the whole community, the region or the nation, with the participation of all stakeholders.

This Special Issue solicits original papers, review articles, case studies, technical notes, and new urban technology analyses that discuss or present research on urban disaster risk reduction and management. It will provide an intellectual platform that allows researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and innovative approaches and solutions to any problems in the field.

Topics that are anticipated to be covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyses of the failure modes of urban disasters and effects of failures on sustainable development;
  • Community resilience;
  • Critical success factors and risk allocation for urban disaster management;
  • Disaster management for sustainable development;
  • Engineering failure analysis and urban disaster management;
  • Geo-spatial information analysis about urban communities;
  • Managing hazards;
  • Mega-scale disaster study;
  • Risk management and evaluation;
  • Soft computing for risk management;
  • The protection of critical infrastructure for urban systems;
  • The use of machine learning to predict urban disasters;
  • Urban disaster risk reduction: strategies and techniques;
  • Urban disaster vulnerability assessment;
  • Urban system resiliency;
  • Using multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) for risk assessment.

Prof. Dr. Jui-Sheng (Rayson) Chou
Prof. Dr. Chun-Nen Huang
Prof. Dr. James J.H. Liou
Dr. Citra S. Ongkowijoyo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. CivilEng is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

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