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Forest Fire Risk, Building Codes, Geo-Referentatiation for Architectural Resilience

Code 16742
Year 1
Semester L0
ECTS Credits 2
Workload O (42H)/OT(2H)/PL(2H)/S(2H)/TC(2H)/T(2H)/TP(4H)
Scientific area Engenharia
Entry requirements .
Learning outcomes Development of skills in the following areas and topics: The relationship between forest fires and housing projects and construction; building codes, political approaches to affected communities and households; architecture for forest-fire risk, material and building systems criteria; GIS-Based Network Analysis to Support First Intervention in Forest Fires; use of drones, geoereferentiation and augmented reality. Coord. : João Castro Gomes, Pedro Barbosa Almeida (UBI).
Other tutors: Bertha Santos and Hugo Proença (UBI), Ali Asgari (U.York, Toronto), Adélia Nunes (U.Coimbra), Jorge Leon (UTFSM, Chile), Alan March (U. Melbourne)
Syllabus Development of skills in the following areas and topics: The relationship between forest fires and housing projects and construction; building codes, political approaches to affected communities and households; architecture for forest-fire risk, material and building systems criteria; GIS-Based Network Analysis to Support First Intervention in Forest Fires; use of drones, geoereferentiation and augmented reality. Coord. : João Castro Gomes, Pedro Barbosa Almeida (UBI).
Other tutors: Bertha Santos and Hugo Proença (UBI), Ali Asgari (U.York, Toronto), Adélia Nunes (U.Coimbra), Jorge Leon (UTFSM, Chile), Alan March (U. Melbourne)
Main Bibliography The Routledge Handbook of Hazard and Disaster Risk Reduction
Aguirre, P., León, J., González-Mathiesen, C., Román, R., Penas, M., & Ogueda, A. (2023). Modelling the vulnerability of urban settings to WUI fires in Chile. EGUsphere, 2023, 1-25.
Gonzalez-Mathiesen, C., & March, A. (2023). Long-established rules and emergent challenges: spatial planning and wildfires in Chile. International Planning Studies, 28(1), 37-53.
Gonzalez-Mathiesen, C., & March, A. (2021). Developing guidelines for increasing the resilience of informal settlements exposed to wildfire risk using a risk-based planning approach. In Understanding Disaster Risk (pp. 159-178). Elsevier.
Gonzalez-Mathiesen, C., & March, A. (2014). Nine design features for bushfire risk reduction via urban planning. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29(3), 29-36.
https://wildfirex.cl/
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Online presentations followed by an active discussion with students. Assessment based on critical research questions that have to be answered by students in a written essay.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-25

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