Disaster risk management and resilience
Cities need to be developed (and redeveloped) so that as a system they can prepare for, withstand, and adapt to, the impacts of a broad range of hazards and threats. WEDC has over 10 years of experience in research related to how disaster risk management can be more effectively incorporated into urban development decisions so that cities, the supporting infrastructure and the people that live and work in those cities can increase their resilience.
If you would like to find out more about WEDC’s work is this area, please contact Dr Lee Bosher.
Projects in this area
- Evaluating the resilience of critical infrastructure for emergency response to extreme flood events in Leicester City
- Designing safer urban spaces (DESURBS)
- Resilient design (RE-DESIGN) for counter-terrorism: Training
- Resilient design (RE-DESIGN) for counter-terrorism: Decision support for designing effective and acceptable resilient places
- Major hazards in construction
PhDs in this area
- Increasing the resilience of urban water utilities to extreme weather events Joachim Ezeji (2009-2013)
- Resilience in the Humanitarian Sphere: Stimulating Resilience for Recovery Katrice King (2011-2014)