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New results of the BE S2ECURe project on terrorist acts published at Sustainability MDPI!

In the BE S2ECURe project, human-centred factors are key metric elements for risk and resilience assessment, as well as design and evaluation of risk mitigation and reduction strategies in the Built Environment (BE). Such an approach can overcome the limitation of current approaches, which seem to generally underestimate the influence of users’ behaviour in disasters and their relation with elements composing the BE and its management.

Basing on WP1 and T1.3 activities, the work entitled "European Cities Prone to Terrorist Threats: Phenomenological Analysis of Historical Events towards Risk Matrices and an Early Parameterization of Urban Built Environment Outdoor Areas" identifies the parameters influencing the terroristic risk of the most recurrent and efficient attacks in the European context. It takes advantages of (i) analysis, (ii) current literature and (iii) existing strategies and guidelines at the European level. The main results are related to the relevance of Armed Assault and Bombing/Explosion Ats and Open Areas with the presence of public and strategic/symbolic buildings (ECs), while an interesting point of discussion is represented by physical obstacles.


The paper has been published in the international scientific journal MDPI Sustainability, in the Special Issue "Natural and Human-Made Hazards Impacts on Urban Areas and Infrastructure". Discover more at the paper link in the Sustainability webpage!


To have a look at the project video, see youtube channel of the project! To check the main deliverables correlated to this project, look at D1.3.1, D1.3.2 and D1.3.3




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