1st Edition

Economics and Engineering of Unpredictable Events
Modelling, Planning and Policies

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ISBN 9780367641924
May 26, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In recent decades, the intensification of unpredictable events including the actual Covid-19 outbreak, Brexit, trade warfare; religion-inspired terrorism and civil wars, and climate change has resulted in serious loss of human lives and property, decrease in biodiversity and natural hazards with long-term negative impact on environment, and impeded social and economic development. This book provides an integrated view of the management of unpredictable events incorporating three major perspectives: economic management, environmental planning and engineering models. Contributors from economics, planning, regional science, and engineering address key questions including: how resilient are human societies and their habitats? What should societies do to shift from being vulnerable to being more resilient? What role should planning and policies play to protect communities and the natural environment? The chapters cover academic debates, conceptual reflections, case studies, methods, and strategy development with particular reference to mitigation and adaptation in face of unpredictable events. This book will be of particular interest to readers of economic policy, urban and regional planning and engineering.

Table of Contents

Part I: Economic Emergencies 1. Kubursi, A., De Lucia, C. Economic emergencies: An Introduction 2. Kubursi, A., Magee, L., Borri, D., De Lucia, C. Water flows and financial viability of electricity generation in Manitoba: Statistical modeling and prediction of droughts 3. Sardaro, R., Roselli, L., Fucilli, V., Maringelli, G., De Gennaro B. Economic and landscape impact assessment for governance strategies for extreme events: the case of Xylella fastidiosa olive tree desease 4. Salasan, C., Balan, I. M. The acceptability of environmental acceptable damage and the future of the EU’s rural development policy 5. Kauko, T. Landslide in Trondheim – A visual and numerical investigation of property values 6. Lovreglio, R., Borri, D., Ronchi, E., Fonzone, A. dell’Olio, L. The need of latent variables for modelling decision-making in evacuation simulations 7. d’Amato, M. House prices and energy performance indicators in Italy: Critical aspects 8. Apsite-Berina, E., Krisjane, Z., Berzins, M., Sechi, G. Response to the economic crisis: profile and remittance behaviour of Latvian emigrants Part II: Planning Dilemmas 9. Khakee A., Planning dilemmas: An Introduction 10. Alexander, E. R. Extreme events evaluation and vulnerability assessment in planning: The institutional design of climate change planning and policy 11. Bonifazi, A., Gazzola, P. New challenges, old dilemmas? Building climate change adaptive capacity through spatial planning and evaluation 12. Dovlén, S., Wärnbäck, A. A Relational approach to planning evaluation: Implementation of the European Landscape Convention for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Sweden 13. Concilio, G., Menoni, S. Innovation environments and risk management. 14. Grassini, L., Monno, V., Khakee, A. Evaluating strategic metropolitan planning in Bari and Taranto 15. Rabino, G., Stufano Melone, M. R. Joys and sorrows of living in an uncertain world Part III: Engineering Modelling 16. Borri, D. Engineering modelling: An introduction 17. Brugnach, M., Giordano, R. Integrating ambiguity analysis in evaluating drought risk management: Ground Water policy implementation in Apulia (Italy) 18. Pluchinotta, I. Tsoukiàs, A. Supporting the participative decision process through agent based modelling and simulation 19. Borgo, S., Guarino, N. Ontological analysis and extreme events classification 20. Pelorosso, R., Gobattoni, F., Leone, A. Green infrastructures: A challenge for urban climatic resilience 21. Fouial, A., Khadra, R., Lamaddalena, N. Impact of climate change on irrigation infrastructures 22. De Padova, D. De Serio, F. Di Mauro, M., Mossa, M. Analysis of monitoring data recorded in the Mar Grande basin Taranto 23. Mastrodonato, G., Camarda D., Borri, D., De Lucia, C. Navigating in multilevel buildings: The effects of rotations on people’s perception of spaces. A framework for emergency situations 24. Tomasicchio, G. R., D’Alessandro, F. Musci, E. De Giosa, T. Evaluation and remediation of a contaminated aquatic environment: The waterfront in Bari (Italy) 25. Balena, P., De Lucia, C. Social network and natural language in risk assessment: A conceptual model

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Caterina De Lucia, University of Foggia, Italy Dino Borri, Technical University of Bari, Italy Atif Kubursi, McMaster University, Canada Abdul Khakee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden