Users, Risks and Squares: new results just published!
According to WP3 activities outcomes, the multi-risk assessment in Built Environment (BE) of our historical cities is widely affected by factors concerning users' vulnerability/exposure and methods for their collection and organization into typological scenarios are needed.
A new paper on the matter has been just published on Cities, and is now freely available here . The paper is entitled "A new paper, entitled "Users' vulnerability and exposure in Public Open Spaces (squares): A novel way for accounting them in multi-risk scenarios". The work relies on the following main aspects:
The work provides a method to quickly assess patterns in users’ vulnerability and exposure in public outdoor spaces (POSs).
Users number and typologies over space and time are derived by intended uses and temporalities of POSs and facing buildings.
Key performance indicators characterize such POSs features in a general, daily and hourly manner.
The method is applied to a sample of historical squares of the Italian context as significant POSs.
Results offer typological POSs scenarios on users’ vulnerability and exposure for working days and holidays.