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Vulnerability Identification Tools for Resilience Enhancements of Urban Environments

Objective

The vulnerability of urban environments remains an undeveloped theme. With half of the world’s population currently living in urban centres, and with this figure set to increase to two-thirds by 2050, the issue of security and citizen safety is of paramount importance and a growing concern. In view of the growing number of threats from global terrorism, natural disasters or crime, urban planning practice must incorporate appropriate security measures for vulnerability identification and resilience enhancements.
Urban planning is a process involving numerous stakeholders and multi-disciplinary teams. Although the use of software tools plays a significant role in this complex process, yet, none exist that take into consideration the security (and connected safety) aspects of urban planning as a whole.
Urban planning teams need tools that fully encompass the pre-application process with developers/designers, and facilitate flexible solutions, not imposed measures. The objective of VITRUV is the development of software tools for the long and complex screening process, which is urban planning, moving across three levels from concept to plan to detail design. Based on an all hazard risk approach, the tools will enable planners
• to make well-considered systematic qualitative decisions (concept level),
• to analyse the susceptibility of urban spaces (e.g. building types, squares, public transport, and their functionalities) with respect to new threats (plan level), and
• to perform vulnerability analyses of urban spaces by computing the likely damage on individuals, buildings, traffic infrastructure (detail level).
All levels (concept, plan and detail) will contribute to enabling the development of more robust and resilient space in the field of urban (re)planning/(re)design/(re)engineering. Planners who use VITRUV’s tools will be able to deliver urban space less prone to and less affected by attacks and disasters, thus sustainably improving the security of citizens

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 760 097
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (11)

Crabbe Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 227
Address
314 Bishopton Road West
TS19 7LZ Stockton-on-tees
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Crabbe (Mr.)
PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 850
Address
Via Zamboni 13
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moreno Tommasini (Mr.)
West Yorkshire Police Authority
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 600
Address
Laburnum Road
WF1 3QP Wakefield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jane Mills (Ms.)
SCHUSSLER-PLAN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 713
Address
Sankt Franziskus Strasse 148
40470 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Noeldgen (Mr.)
DISSING+WEITLING ARKITEKTFIRMA A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 300 388
Address
Dronningensgade 68
1420 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steen Savery Trojaborg (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 521 664
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanneke Van Der Stap - Hesselink (Ms.)
FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 316 028
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Hynes (Dr.)
Sigmund Freud Privatuniversitat Wien GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 274
Address
Schnirchgasse 9A
1030 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Siedschlag (Prof.)
Decisio BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 675
Address
Valkenburgerstraat 212
1011 ND Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerwin Van Der Meulen (Mr.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 400
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Fedorczak (Mr.)
LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 110 982
Address
160 Tooley Street
SE1 2QH London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norman Brockie (Mr.)