Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Historical Perspectives

Pericoli naturali ed antropogenici e prospettive storiche

Cities can concentrate disaster risk not only due to the aggregation of people, infrastructure, assets, expansion, and inadequate management, but also from the surrounding hazardous environments. Cities on volcanoes and on geologic faults, cities exposed to meteorological and climatological conditions, cities in the vicinity of nuclear, chemical and biological facilities, and cities neighboring hazardous landfills can be found all over the world, and their resilience and sustainability is difficult to achieve. This session will identify the natural and anthropogenic hazards of various cities and prioritize these hazards for use by city planners and governing authorities.