Risk Assessment and Loss Estimation

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE/ES - Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
Term:
Spring 2014
Teacher(s):
PAOLO BAZZURRO
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
03/03/2014 – 28/03/2014

In the last few decades, a dramatic increase in the losses caused by natural catastrophes has been observed worldwide. Reasons for the increased losses are manifold, though certainly include the increase of world population, the development of new “super-cities” (with a population greater than 2 million) and the high vulnerability of modern societies and technologies, such as the built environment. This course will deal with the treatment of exposure, hazard and vulnerability in loss models for urban areas and the propagation of the uncertainties within such models. Various case study applications involving the state-of-the-art in catastrophe loss assessment will be presented.