16 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
This conference brings together researchers and scientists, regulators, risk and insurance, safety and security practitioners, media and NGOs to share expertise and practices on these two challenges:
As part of the organizing committee, RISK Research Scholars Junko Mochizuki, Muneta Yokomatsu, and Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler will chair several scientific sessions. RISK program director JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer will be giving a keynote speech on "Insurance as a Response to Loss and Damage?".
The term “Smart” relates to integrating the “knowledge society and knowledge economy, sustainable development, and social inclusion”, with complexity theory, such as the important role of interconnectivity of networks and feedback effects. How and when this connectivity becomes positive or negative is both a challenge for “hard” sciences (e.g. what are the formal methods that provide valid tools to assess the efficiency of networks, as in see graph theory) and “soft” sciences in the field of risk, resilience and disasters (e.g. participative and deliberative governance frameworks).
The denomination “Smart City” is commonly given to an urban area that incorporates information and communication technologies to enhance the quality and performance of services including energy, transportation and utilities in order to reduce resource consumption, waste and overall costs. A Smart City could contribute to enhancing the quality of living for its citizens through smart technologies. The focus is on physical networks connectivity.
A territory is an organization that includes a set of sub-component organizations. These organizations can be regions, cities, villages, hamlets… They can be companies, physical or legal entities, and visible or invisible (e.g. social networks). To understand how a territory can be “Smart”, we have to look both at the whole territorial organization and the interaction between these organizations at the broader level.
The IDRiM (Integrated Disaster Risk Management) Society and its Journal (IDRiM Journal) were officially launched on October 15, 2009 in Kyoto, Japan, at the 9th IIASA-DPRI Forum on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Forum). The move to set up the IDRiM Society was based on the success of a series of nine Forums (the IIASA-DPRI Forums) on Integrated Disaster Risk Management organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and IIASA.
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Kotani H, Yokomatsu M, & Ito H (2020). Potential of a shopping street to serve as a food distribution center and an evacuation shelter during disasters: Case study of Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 44: e101286. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101286.
Hochrainer-Stigler S, Colon C, Boza G, Brännström Å, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Pflug G , Poledna S, Rovenskaya E, et al. (2019). Measuring, modeling, and managing systemic risk: the missing aspect of human agency. Journal of Risk Research: 1-17. DOI:10.1080/13669877.2019.1646312. (In Press)
Hochrainer-Stigler S & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2019). Systemic risk governance (Chapter 2.3). In: Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR). pp. 54-57 Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). ISBN 978-92-1-004180-5
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