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  • May 2023

Multi-risk Interactions Towards Resilient and Sustainable Cities

  • Presents a comprehensive discussion in identifying, assessing, and managing multi-hazard risk in urban areas

  • Provides practical guidelines on how the outputs coming from vulnerability and risk assessment approaches

  • Serves as a reference for research scientists, practitioners, and decision-makers

Part of the book series: Advances in Sustainability Science and Technology (ASST)

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Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will ship your order when it is published on 20 May 2023.

About this book

For years, researchers have studied the risks of individual natural hazards in urban areas. However, the impact of multiple hazards has not yet received widespread attention in research and urban management practice, which is a significant gap in the current climate change context. This book aims to contribute to filling that gap by examining the process of identifying, assessing, and managing multi-hazard risks in urban areas. From identifying and assessing the vulnerability of the elements exposed to the impact of natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, fires, and landslides, this book covers all the critical stages of multi-hazard risk assessment and management in a climate change context. The concepts and approaches discussed in the book are applied to the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, a dynamic and thriving metropolis, allowing readers to see those theories applied in a real setting. In addition to providing a solid theoretical foundation, this book offers practical guidelines for conducting risk assessment at the metropolitan scale, which makes it a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers interested in understanding and managing multi-hazard risks in urban areas. 


  • Multi-hazard Risk Assessment
  • Urban Resilience and Sustainability
  • Cascading Effects
  • Coastal Cities
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  • Flood Risk
  • Landslide Risk
  • Fire Risk

Editors and Affiliations

  • Technology and Environment, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), College of Arts, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Tiago Miguel Ferreira

About the editor

Dr Tiago Miguel Ferreira is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and an invited Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. Dr Ferreira's research focuses on the structural vulnerability of historical buildings and urban areas to natural and anthropogenic hazards, specifically earthquakes, fires, floods, and landslides. More recently, he has expanded his focus to include the interaction between different hazards and both physical and social vulnerability, both in the context of single, compound and cascading hazards. Recognised as among the 2% top-cited scientists in the world by Elsevier BV and Stanford University (2021 and 2022) twice, Dr Ferreira is a highly accomplished academic in his fields of expertise. He has co-authored nearly 200 scientific and technical publications, including dozens of research articles in some of the most reputed international journals. He has also edited several books on the topics of vulnerability and risk assessment and participated in and coordinated many research projects in these fields. Currently, Dr Ferreira is a co-Editor-in-Chief of 'GeoHazards', a multidisciplinary journal devoted to theoretical and applied research across the whole spectrum of geomorphological hazards, and a Section Editor-in-Chief of 'Fire', a wide-spectrum journal about the science, policy, and technology of fires and how they interact with communities and the environment.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will ship your order when it is published on 20 May 2023.