Special Issue "Urban Disaster Risk Reduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2020) | Viewed by 43306
Interests: volcano geology; volcano geomorphology; explosive volcanism; hydrovolcanism; volcaniclastic sedimentation; social geology; geoheritage; geoconservation
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This Special Issue invites contributions on multidisciplinary aspects of natural disasters that strike urban areas. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, flooding and climate-forcing extreme events are among the most common natural disasters that can strike urban areas. We are particularly looking for contributions that compare disasters occurring in urban regions to those that are associated with rural areas. In addition to descriptive contributions, this Special Issue invites works on how natural disasters impact economic, logistical or supply chain operations in urban regions. We would also like to include case studies on recent natural disasters that have hit urban regions and the responses of the local authorities (governments and NGOs). This Special Issue is also open to contributions that deal with disaster prevention or long-term geoeducational aspects to communicate and mitigate natural disaster risks for urban populations. Manuscripts of particularly-interesting perspectives, such as geoheritage, geoconservation and geoeducation relating to sustainable urban development would also be relevant to this Special Issue. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of achieving rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Assoc. Prof. Karoly Nemeth
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- Natural disaster
- Volcanic eruption
- Sea level change
- Climate change
- Natural fire
- Supply chain