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Prendendo spunto dal modello del Ciclo del Disastro, composto dalle azioni: prevenzione, preparazione, soccorso, recupero, ripristino, in un'ottica di mitigazione e costruzioni di sistemi/comunità resilienti, in questa parte del sito vengono presentati, suddivisi per argomenti, tutti quegli approfondimenti tecnici che possono essere utili per una formazione permanente ed un approfondimento delle tematiche di proprio interesse.

What is resilience and why does it matter now more than ever?

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This post is adapted from Michael Berkowitz's plenary speech at the Habitat III Conference, The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. What is urban resilience and why does it matter now more than ever?

In many ways, resilience is fundamentally concerned with disasters. But we’re not just talking about the ability to bounce back from the sudden disasters – think fires, earthquakes, floods – that are commonly associated with the word. We’re also focused on the long-term, slow-burning disasters that weaken a city over time. These stresses – poverty, endemic violence, an inadequate transportation system – are persistent and no less pernicious than sudden disasters.

How mapping can increase disaster resilience

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In the days following the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the World Bank disaster risk management (DRM) community worked to assess the damage, and support the Haitian government plan and enact what would become a massive and protracted recovery from this profound disaster. Accurate and up to date maps of the country were an important component of these planning efforts. These maps came from an unexpected source, a global community of volunteer mappers, who, using their internet connections and access to satellite imagery, were able to contribute to mapping Haiti from their own homes.

Making cities resilient: from awareness to implementation - Special journal issue for free

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The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment has just published a special issue entitled Making cities resilient: from awareness to implementation, which details the achievements cities participating in the Making Cities Resilient Campaign have taken to build their communities’ resilience to disasters.

Resilience: a risk management approach

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This background note explores the concept of 'resilience' and investigates whether a common definition and understanding can be reached and whether resilience can be translated into a practical set of tools and approaches. It begins by examining some core definitions of resilience, before progressing to explore how resilience might be measured, how risk can be managed to build resilience and also investigates the dangers in aligning resilience and risk management.

Resilience Against Earthquakes: Some Practical Suggestions for Planners and Managers

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Resilience against earthquakes is a broad concept that requires a multi-disciplinary response. This paper offers a working definition of resilience and associated concepts, including vulnerability to earthquakes, coping, capacity and redundancy. It concludes that resilience must be set in motion and maintained by a collective effort that involves all stakeholders and people who are at risk in areas of high seismicity. Resilience is one of the fundamental components of disaster risk reduction (DRR), an overall strategy for adapting to and mitigating the impact of extreme events on people and society. The paper offers a modest contribution to the creation of a methodology for resilience against earthquakes. This includes ten suggestions for action, as follows.


Overview of the last decade in Europe . Testo pubblicato nel 2011.
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This report assesses the occurrence and impacts of disasters and the underlying hazards such as storms, extreme temperature events, forest fires, water scarcity and droughts, floods, snow avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and technological accidents in Europe for the period 1998-2009. It also addresses the advances in disaster risk reduction and management through a set of instruments developed by the European Union as well as the establishment of national strategies and national platforms for disaster risk reduction. Moreover, the report focuses on data gaps and lack of information on past events and their impacts, and possible ways to improve the knowledge base.