CERG-C_UNECE Workshop 2015

Building resilient communities through urban planning and the integration of Natural Sciences


 All presentations are available on the UNECE website

08:45 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome notes
Prof. Jérôme Lacour, Dean of Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
09:30 - 09:40 Introduction and workshop objectives
Prof. Costanza Bonadonna, Director, CERG-C, University of Geneva
09:40 - 11:10

Seismic hazards in urban areas
Earthquake hazard and risk in urban areas - Prof. Donat Fäh, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Disaster as a window of opportunity? Planning and planners in the reconstruction of Kalamata city, Greece, after the 1986 earthquakes - Dr. Miranda Dandoulaki, National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government, Greece
Climate change
Climate change and cities - Prof. Martin Beniston, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Information and mapping for making good decisions in the planning process: Sweden/City of Karlstad - Ms. Anna Sjödin. UNISDR UPAG, Sweden
Risk Changes: Spatial Decision Support System for the analysis of changing multi-hazard risk - Prof. Cees Van Westen, ITC, Netherlands
Complex disasters challenging cities' development - Prof. Adriana Galderisi, University Federico II of Naples, Italy

11:30 – 12:00 Impact assessment:
Systemic analysis of territories for global impact assessment - Mr. Eric Leroi, URBATER, France
Impact assessment to support more resilient, recovery and enhanced risk mitigation strategies - Prof. Scira Menoni, Politecnico de Milano, CERG-C, Italy
12:00 - 12:30 Human Induced Hazards: Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents - Mr. Nikolay Savov, UNECE, Switzerland
Spatial planning: An integrated and coordinated approach - Mr. Louis Gatt, Personal Secretary Parliamentary Secretariat for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes, Government of Malta
13:30 – 13:50 Global Human Settlement information to support Disaster Risk Reduction - Dr. Daniele Ehrlich, JRC - European Commission
UNECE Policy Study on Urban Planning – Mr. Michele Melchiorri and Mr. Noel Sampson, UNECE secretariat
13:50 –14:00 Instructions and organization for break-out sessions
Prof. Costanza Bonadonna, Director, CERG-C, University of Geneva
14:00 – 16:00 Break-out sessions
Participants are divided into groups to discuss the specific objectives of the workshop:
1. To identify main impacts of natural and human-induced hazards on cities and human settlements
2. To determine the type of hazard and vulnerability data and evaluation required by policy makers for a comprehensive and risk-sensitive urban planning
3. To identify the main challenges associated with the integration of hazard and vulnerability data within risk-sensitive urban planning
16:30 – 17:30 Plenary: Presentations of each group results