Resilient City and Seismic Risk: A Spatial Multicriteria Approach

  • Lucia Tilio
  • Beniamino Murgante
  • Francesco Di Trani
  • Marco Vona
  • Angelo Masi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6782)


Nowadays, the most common approach to seismic risk mitigation is characterized only by strategies reducing building vulnerability, through structural interventions, and it does not consider the possibility to intervene at urban scale, reducing urban seismic vulnerability. This paper deals with the concept of urban seismic vulnerability, and introduces resilience, as the capacity of a system to adapt itself to new, generally negative, conditions, in order to re-establish normal conditions. Each city can express resilience, and the identification of its elements is the goal of our research. A spatial multi-criteria approach is here proposed.


Resilient cities Seismic Risk Seismic Vulnerability Urban Vulnerability Spatial Multicriteria Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucia Tilio
    • 1
  • Beniamino Murgante
    • 1
  • Francesco Di Trani
    • 1
  • Marco Vona
    • 1
  • Angelo Masi
    • 1
  1. 1.Università degli Studi della BasilicataPotenzaItaly

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