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Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities - Special Interest Publication

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The Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities Special Interest Publication will be a multi-professional body publication, led by The KTN and the IET. It will provide insights on how cities of the future may be safeguarded by making them more resilient.

Date and Time

14 October 2014 - 23:59 to 16 October 2014 - 23:59

Location

United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

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About this event

Between 2010 and 2015 a global campaign was initiated by The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) with the goal to help cities and governments to reduce their level of risk and increase their resilience to disasters.

Given that by 2050 it is estimated that more than three quarters of the world’s population will be living and working in cities, there has never been a more pertinent time to address and increase the resilience of our built environment.

Observing the recent impacts upon cities from hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, as well as industrial incidents and terrorism these occurrences only seem to demonstrate the vulnerability of our cities, and highlight the urgency with which resilience issues need to be addressed.

It is of critical importance that our cities of the future be developed with an understanding of the risks they face, in order for measures to be taken to increase their resilience to a wide spectrum of hazards. To do so will require a proactive, multidisciplinary approach involving scientists, engineers and managers looking at all aspects of policy, strategy, planning, design, construction, operation, and recovery in order to achieve sustainable solutions.

 

Publication scope

The Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities Special Interest Publication is intended as a multi-professional body publication, led by The KTN and the IET. It will provide insights on how cities of the future may be safeguarded by making them more resilient. The publication contains case studies and guidance on:

  • Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery (strategies and systems)
  • Development strategies to mitigate risk and increase resilience
  • Interoperable and dependable digital networks and systems for monitoring, decision support and control
  • Operations – water
  • Operations – energy
  • Operations - transport
  • Physical design, construction, and operational measures to mitigate risks and promote resilience
  • Sustainable systems strategies and their relation to security and resilience
  • Security of water
  • Security of energy
  • Security of transport
  • Security of communication
  • Security of environmental systems
  • Pollution combating technologies
  • Risk modelling of large, complex and changing systems
  • The role of models and analysis in understanding and improving the resilience of cities and supporting infrastructure
  • Threat and vulnerability modelling, including those relating to security and climate change
  • Protection, mitigation and remediation technologies

Register your interest in this publication by emailing Zoe Squires, Sector Head, Built Environment 

Full paper submission

Successful authors should submit their full papers, using the login details provided at Abstract submission stage.


Key dates
 

10 June 2014Author deadline: full paper
04 July 2014Amendment requests are sent to author
18 July 2014Author deadline: final version of full paper
27 August 2014Authors are requested to review typeset proof
04 September 2014Author deadline: author to provide amendments


Publication

Accepted Papers will be published in the Special Interest Publication “Infrastructure Risk and Resilience - Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities”.
At the IET’s discretion, submitting authors may be contacted by the IET’s Academic Publishing Team to explore opportunities for papers to be featured in the IET Journal of Engineering.

Any enquiries can be directed to Zoe Squires or telephone +44 (0)1438 765 633.


Case studies

Case studies and posters (supported by extended synopses) relating to any of the above, demonstrating application of innovative techniques to solve real-world problems are also invited for submission for an overarching online Resource page on Infrastructure Risk and Resilience.

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