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Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach (2023)
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Noori, S., Mohammadi, A., Miguel Ferreira, T., Ghaffari Gilandeh, A., & Mirahmadzadeh Ardabili, S. J. (2023). Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach. Fire, 6(3), 107. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire6030107

Identifying the regions with urban vulnerability to potential fire hazards is crucial for designing effective risk mitigation and fire prevention strategies. The present study aims to identify urban areas at risk of fire using 19 evaluation factors a... Read More about Modelling and mapping urban vulnerability index against potential structural fire-related risks: An integrated GIS-MCDM approach.

Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions (2023)
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Ramirez Eudave, R., Rodrigues, D., Ferreira, T. M., & Vicente, R. (2023). Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions. Buildings, 13(2), 540. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13020540

The characterisation of the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions represents a complex problem in which the typological variability, the difficulty of performing reliable large-scale assessments and dealing with a large database all play... Read More about Implementing open-source information systems for assessing and managing the seismic vulnerability of historical constructions.

Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile (2023)
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Palazzi, N. C., Baquedano Juliá, P. B., Ferreira, T. M., Rosas, J., Monsalve, M., & de la Llera, J. C. (2023). Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 86, Article 103550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103550

Concern for the preservation of historic urban centers has become an issue of international relevance, not only because of their irreplaceable cultural value, but also because of their potential positive role for the sustainable development of countr... Read More about Fire risk assessment of historic urban aggregates: An application to the Yungay neighborhood in Santiago, Chile.

Assessment and mitigation of the fire vulnerability and risk in the historic city centre of Aveiro, Portugal (2022)
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Silva, D., Rodrigues, H., & Ferreira, T. M. (2022). Assessment and mitigation of the fire vulnerability and risk in the historic city centre of Aveiro, Portugal. Fire, 5(5), 173. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5050173

Identifying fire risk in urban centres is instrumental for supporting informed decision-making and outlining efficient vulnerability mitigation strategies. Historic centres are particularly complex in this regard due to the high density of combustibl... Read More about Assessment and mitigation of the fire vulnerability and risk in the historic city centre of Aveiro, Portugal.

Fire risk assessment and safety management in buildings and urban spaces—A new section of Fire Journal (2022)
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Ferreira, T. M. (2022). Fire risk assessment and safety management in buildings and urban spaces—A new section of Fire Journal. Fire, 5(3), 74. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5030074

It is a great pleasure to assume the role of Editor-in-Chief for the “Fire Risk Assessment and Safety Management in Buildings and Urban Spaces” Section of Fire (https://www.mdpi.com/ journal/fire/sections/fire_risk_assessment_safety_management_buildi... Read More about Fire risk assessment and safety management in buildings and urban spaces—A new section of Fire Journal.

Urban seismic risk assessment and damage estimation: Case of Rif Buildings (North of Morocco) (2022)
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Cherif, S. E., Chaaraoui, A., Chourak, M., Oualid Mghazli, M., El Omari, A., & Ferreira, T. M. (2022). Urban seismic risk assessment and damage estimation: Case of Rif Buildings (North of Morocco). Buildings, 12(6), 742. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12060742

The interest in assessing seismic risk in earthquake-prone regions in Morocco has been increasing over recent decades, to a large extent due to the substantial amount of damage imposed by recent events and because the population in these regions has... Read More about Urban seismic risk assessment and damage estimation: Case of Rif Buildings (North of Morocco).

Exposure and physical vulnerability indicators to assess seismic risk in urban areas: A step towards a multi-hazard risk analysis (2022)
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Xofi, M., Domingues, J. C., Santos, P. P., Pereira, S., Oliveira, S. C., Reis, E., …Ferreira, T. M. (2022). Exposure and physical vulnerability indicators to assess seismic risk in urban areas: A step towards a multi-hazard risk analysis. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 13(1), 1154-1177. https://doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2022.2068457

Understanding the impacts of multi-hazard risk in urban areas is a fundamental step towards the adoption of resilience-enhancement and disaster prevention strategies, underpinning institutional adjustments aimed at improving the capacity of the autho... Read More about Exposure and physical vulnerability indicators to assess seismic risk in urban areas: A step towards a multi-hazard risk analysis.

Parameter-based seismic vulnerability assessment of Mexican historical buildings: Insights, suitability, and uncertainty treatment (2022)
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Ramírez Eudave, R., Ferreira, T. M., & Vicente, R. (2022). Parameter-based seismic vulnerability assessment of Mexican historical buildings: Insights, suitability, and uncertainty treatment. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 74, Article 102909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102909

The seismic vulnerability assessment of large sets of constructions is meaningful for anticipating post-earthquake scenarios in the context of loss prevention and resilience. These activities must overcome several difficulties related to the size and... Read More about Parameter-based seismic vulnerability assessment of Mexican historical buildings: Insights, suitability, and uncertainty treatment.

On the use of web mapping platforms to support the seismic vulnerability assessment of old urban areas (2022)
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Columbro, C., Eudave, R. R., Ferreira, T. M., Lourenço, P. B., & Fabbrocino, G. (2022). On the use of web mapping platforms to support the seismic vulnerability assessment of old urban areas. Remote Sensing, 14(6), Article 1424. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14061424

European countries are affected by various levels of seismic hazard, including many areas with medium to high seismicity. Heavy damage over large areas has been observed in past earthquakes in these countries, particularly in masonry buildings locate... Read More about On the use of web mapping platforms to support the seismic vulnerability assessment of old urban areas.

Assessing and Managing Risk in Historic Urban Areas: Current Trends and Future Research Directions (2022)
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Ferreira, T. M., & Ramírez Eudave, R. (2022). Assessing and Managing Risk in Historic Urban Areas: Current Trends and Future Research Directions. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10(March 2022), Article 847959. https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.847959

Historic urban centres are, almost by definition, risk-prone areas. The buildings in the historical sites are often highly vulnerable to natural and human-made hazards, not only due to their construction and material characteristics but also because... Read More about Assessing and Managing Risk in Historic Urban Areas: Current Trends and Future Research Directions.

Combining structural and non-structural risk-reduction measures to improve evacuation safety in historical built environments (2021)
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Bernardini, G., & Ferreira, T. M. (2022). Combining structural and non-structural risk-reduction measures to improve evacuation safety in historical built environments. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 16(6: Sustainability, Risks and Resilience of Vernacular Heritage), 820-838. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2021.2001117

Historical city centres are critical-built environments prone to earthquake risk because of the features of the complex network of Architectural Heritage, facing Open Spaces (OSs) and the users hosted by them. Structural measures, such as building re... Read More about Combining structural and non-structural risk-reduction measures to improve evacuation safety in historical built environments.