Mobility Network and Safety

Galderisi, Adriana and Ceudech, Andrea (2010) Mobility Network and Safety. [Pubblicazione su rivista scientifica]

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Abstract

Mobility network is crucial for ensuring territorial safety with respect to natural and technological hazards. They represent a basic support to community’s everyday life although being exposed elements often characterized by high vulnerability to different hazards and, in the meanwhile, strategic equipments for emergency management. Physical damages or the lack in functioning of those networks may greatly increase the loss of human lives caused by hazardous events as well as produce relevant economic damages at medium and long term. Although the relevance of the mobility networks in assuring territorial safety is at present largely recognized, risk analyses have been long focused on buildings’ vulnerability or, even where they have paid attention to mobility network, they have been mainly focused on the physical damages that a given hazard could may induce on individual elements of such network. It is recent the awareness that mobility network represents a system, characterized by relevant interdependences both among its elements and among network infrastructures and urban systems. Based on these assumptions, this paper points out the heterogeneous aspects of the mobility network vulnerability and their relevance in increasing the overall territorial or urban vulnerability to hazardous events. Therefore, an in-depth investigation of the concept of mobility network vulnerability is provided, in order to highlight the aspects mostly investigated and more recent research perspectives. Finally, a case study in the Campania Region is presented in order to point out how traditional risk analyses, generally referred to individual hazards, can sometimes led to invest in the mobility network improvement or development which, targeted to increase the security of a territory result, on the opposite, in an increase of the territorial vulnerability.

Tipologia di documento:Pubblicazione su rivista scientifica
Parole chiave:Mobility Network, Natural and Technological Risks, Safety
Settori scientifico-disciplinari MIUR:Area 08 Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/05 TRASPORTI
Area 08 Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/21 URBANISTICA
Area 08 Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 TECNICA E PIANIFICAZIONE URBANISTICA
Stato del full text:Accessibile
Data:Marzo 2010
Intervallo di pagina:pp. 47-56
Volume:3
Numero:Special Issue - Selected Papers 2009
URL:http://www.tema.unina.it
Recensito:Si
Stato dell'Eprint:Pubblicato
Titolo rivista/pubblicazione:TeMa - Trimestrale del Laboratorio Territorio Mobilità e Ambiente
Numero di sistema:3739
Depositato il:05 Maggio 2010 17:24
Ultima modifica:05 Maggio 2010 17:24

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