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Urban Land Utilisation and Disaster Resilience

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2024) | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editors

School of Architecture, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
Interests: social vulnerability; community resilience; urban planning and governance

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College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: urbanization; migration; urban planning and governance
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With climate change causing more frequent and severe natural hazards, the lives and properties of residents have been greatly threatened. Urban land utilization, including urban spatial structure, land use planning, settlement design, accessibility of public services, housing price, transportation, etc., plays an important role in disaster relief and recovery. Therefore, land-use zoning and building regulations have been widely used to build disaster-resilient communities. This Special Issue focuses on the complex relationships between urban land utilization and disaster resilience. It aims to encourage interdisciplinary academic discussion on reducing natural hazard risks and provide stakeholders and policy-makers with multiple paths to increasing resilience of cities and communities. In this Special Issue, we welcome research contributions on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Built environments of cities and neighborhoods;
  2. Social capital and resilient communities;
  3. Urban sprawl and disaster resilience;
  4. Stakeholders in disaster management;
  5. Spatial planning, governance, and disaster resilience;
  6. Spatial and social inequalities in disaster resilience;
  7. New data and methods in urban land utilization and disaster resilience;
  8. Urban land-use transitions and environmental impact.

Dr. Yi Chen
Prof. Dr. Tao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • urban land use
  • disaster resilience
  • built environment
  • equity impact
  • environment impact
  • community resilience

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