The proposal of an urban risk monitoring system to direct the development of resilient cities

Y. Bhattacharya, T. Kato, T. Matsushita

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Abstract

Traditional vulnerability assessment methods are 'reactive' measures for mitigating the risks accumulated in a city during its process of urbanization. Accurate data accumulation is cumbersome, and due to the time taken for conducting surveys, there is often a time lag of few years between the initiation of the survey and completion of the analysis. In rapidly changing urban economies this would result in an unreliable representation of risk, where, in order to bring about maximum impact through urban planning strategies, it is important to ensure the real-time accuracy of the analysis. This study proposes the implementation of an Urban Risk Monitoring System within municipal entities which can represent real-time vulnerability monitoring by connecting data owned by multiple government sectors. It discusses the need and feasibility for implementing such a monitoring system in developing nations where it can aid in directing developments with 'proactive' measures to ensure a safer growth rather than risk accumulation. Furthermore, it presents our current endeavors in Yangon, Myanmar, to implement such a system and its use case samples for evaluating urban functions for emergency situations in terms of ambulance and fire services access as well as evacuation space capacity for the residents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
PublisherEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
Pages5641-5645
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510873254
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2018 Jun 252018 Jun 29

Publication series

Name11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
Volume9

Conference

Conference11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period18/6/2518/6/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Bhattacharya, Y., Kato, T., & Matsushita, T. (2018). The proposal of an urban risk monitoring system to direct the development of resilient cities. In 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy (pp. 5641-5645). (11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy; Vol. 9). Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.