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Assessing the impact of temporary housing sites on urban socio-spatial performance: the case of the Central Italy earthquake

Pezzica, Camilla, Chioni, Chiara, Cutini, Valerio and Bleil De Souza, Clarice 2020. Assessing the impact of temporary housing sites on urban socio-spatial performance: the case of the Central Italy earthquake. Presented at: 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications, Cagliari, Italy, 1-4 July 2020.

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This paperadvocatesa performance-based approach to the planningof temporary housing sites after sudden urban disasters. A “functionally graded”configurational analysis method is usedto assess,quantitatively and qualita-tively,thesocio-spatial impact of government-led housing assistance provisionacrossthe regional,urbanandneighbourhoodscales. To highlight the differentoutcomes achieved in different urban contextsby apparently similar housing re-covery plans, adiachronic comparative studyof four epicentral historic townshit by the 2016-2017Central Italyearthquakesis performed.The researchanalysestheconfigurationalpropertiesof these settlements at four critical points in time: before the disaster; right after it(emergency phase); during disaster recovery; after the reconstruction is completed. This paper builds on previous research on rapid urban modelling and economic spatial analysis workflows to respond to potential implementationchallenges,which include time constraints and geo-data availabilityissues after disasters. By using a real case scenario,this study seeks to demonstratethe potential benefitsof adopting the proposed multidimensional spatialanalysis methodto foster the delivery of integrated housing recovery so-lutions, which contribute to sustainable urban developmentTheseencompassin-forming, timely updating,and coordinatingstrategic, management,and opera-tional decisions related to the design and planningof temporary housing sites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: In Press
Schools: Architecture
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 13 June 2020
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 15:23

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