Special Issue "Natural, Environmental and Anthropic Hazards of Cultural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2018)
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bonazza
National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC)
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Interests: Heritage Science; Building Material Characterization; Pollution Impact; Climate Change; Natural and Man-Made Disasters; Resilience; Cultural Heritage Protection; Terraced Landscapes; Archaeological sites; Monumental Complexes
The purpose of this special Issues is to show progress regarding current relevant research and initiatives on Cultural Heritage Risk Management in the framework of natural and anthropic hazards. In particular, this Special Issue of the peer-reviewed international journal Sustainability aims to increase the awareness, need and requirement of stakeholders and policy makers who are involved in disaster risk reduction processes to become more integrated in their overall approach and ameliorating intentions.
The protection of Cultural Heritage in the face of global change is increasingly becoming a major concern for decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens worldwide. Disasters and catastrophes greatly impact on the future wellbeing of our heritage assets, with each incident diminishing their cultural significance, historic, physical and artistic value to some degree or other. Such events also pose a significant threat to the safety of occupant and users and, inevitably, directly and adversely affect the livelihood of local communities.
Research into assets at risk, exposure, methodologies and tools for adaptation capacity and strategies is therefore urgently needed to safeguard and preserve Cultural Heritage, both tangible and related intangible aspects, against continuous decay.
This Special Issue aims to explore sustainable methodologies, tool and strategies for resilience strengthening of Cultural Heritage at risk in an interdisciplinary and multi-sectorial approach.Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bonazza
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Built Heritage
- Cultural Landscape
- Preparedness/recovery strategies
- Environmental impact
- Field exposure tests
- Vulnerability Indicators for Cultural Heritage at risk
- Measures in emergency situation
- Early warning
- Coastal archeological sites
- Deterioration monitoring
- Future scenarios
- Damage modelling
- Reconstruction of historic areas
- Resilience enhancement
- Participatory approach
- Citizen involvement
- Multi-risk assessment and prioritisation