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Basic Infrastructures and Services for Inclusive Community Resilience (INCOR)

The series of prominent natural and technical disasters highlight a vital need to shift our focus from a reactive response to a proactive mitigation. Such shift predisposes us to develop our understanding of what, when, and where basic infrastructures and services (BIS), as backbone of communities, need to be put in place and how they can be addressed to prevent and mitigate the effects of natural hazards. At the same time, basic infrastructures and services (BIS) are challenged by increased complexity and rapid changes in the world’s dynamics (e.g. rapid urbanization along with growing urban informality, growing gap between demand and supply, social conflict etc.). Such challenges suggest the need for optimizing capital allocation and providing equitable access to resources for all citizens, especially the poor. Therefore, an integrated resilience-inclusive BIS is yet to be developed for disaster risk planning and management.

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Against this backdrop, and for the first time in Iran, this project will focus on basic infrastructures and services in a systematically and integrated way. INCOR will consider resilience and inclusion as the two major characteristics of basic infrastructures and services (BIS) in disaster risk planning and management. The scientific objective of the project will be:

    •    Integrating resilience and inclusive thinking with basic infrastructures and services (BIS) planning to form an innovative resilient-inclusive based framework for BIS
    •    Identifying spatial-temporal complex conditions of BIS, as well as their social network analysis
    •    Concepts and tools for interdisciplinary dialogue as well as knowledge exchange between German and Iranian partners
    •    Proposing an innovative planning practice and a guideline for future planning of BIS.

Funding institution: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Partners:
Technische Hochschule Köln (TH Köln), University of Würzburg (UW), United Nations University Bonn (UNU-EHS), empirica, University of Tehran, Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO), International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES)

 

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