Entries by Paola Espinoza

Does resilience thinking help or hinder urban development?

By Richard Friend and Arabella Fraser As climate and weather-related risks increase in urban areas, resilience discourses and ideas have gained traction in urban development policy. Arabella Fraser, Research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and Richard Friend, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of York, explore the complexities of urban development and resilience. WATER COLLECTION AT A PUBLIC […]

Vulnerability Assessment in Genoa

During the conference “Mapping Blue and Growth” organised by the Italian Mapping Association (AIC) in Genoa from the 10 to 12 May, 2017, the Vulnerability Assessment for the Genoa pilot was presented. This presentation remarks the importance of the integration of spacial data to increase the knowledge of the territory, specially in complex contexts such as the […]

Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detection

A team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has developed a new approach to assist in the ongoing development of timely tsunami detection systems, based upon measurements of how tsunamis disturb a part of Earth’s atmosphere. The new approach, called Variometric Approach for Real-time Ionosphere […]