Resilience and Urban Disasters
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Resilience and Urban Disasters

Surviving Cities

Edited by Kamila Borsekova and Peter Nijkamp

This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas. In particular, the socio-economic impacts on urban systems that are subject to disasters are explored.
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Chapter 10: Urban disasters crisis management scenario design and crisis management simulation

Karol Fabián, Lucia Rýsová and Michal Dobrík

Abstract

The crisis management simulation and planning system EEM KRIMA, operating at the Crisis Management Center (CMC) at Matej Bel University in the Slovak Republic, enables construction and simulation of crisis management steps and systems in critical situations after incidents or known threats have occurred that could result in possible urban disasters. In this chapter the authors describe the overall architecture of the crisis management system, step by step design of crisis management scenarios, simulation runs for tuning crisis management system using dedicated scenarios and, finally, the production phase of crisis management in three major distinct urban disaster case studies. Namely, an accident with a large number of casualties (e.g., transportation, chemical or nuclear accident), virus pandemic of swine influenza and a cyberspace ransomware attack on critical urban or state infrastructures.

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