Novel Approaches Projects
Next Generation Scenarios: Studies and Guidance
A scenario can tell a story of a probable-but-hypothetical disaster. By showing specific consequences–to people, buildings, infrastructure, and land–this tool can make complex data understandable for decision-makers, most of whom are not specialists in technical fields.
Designing a Tsunami Evacuation Park
Designed an innovative tsunami refuge in walking distance of dense neighborhoods where people do not have easy access to natural high ground. The elevated mound houses a park for daily use.
Increasing Resilience to Earthquakes and Landslides in Shaanxi Province
Created a disaster scenario that vividly depicts likely casualties, damages, and actions to reduce risk. Chinese partners learned to develop this tool for public awareness and risk-informed planning.
Framed Infill Network
Global researchers, engineers, architects, builders and officials developed new design guidance to improve seismic behavior of concrete frames with masonry infill walls, a common building type.
Safest Action During an Earthquake
A person’s immediate action when an earthquake begins makes a difference in safety. This evidence-based guidance emphasizes protective action for the local context.
Timoun an Aksyon (Kids in Action)
In their own voice and style, youth share new knowledge about extreme earthquake and coastal risks and how to take action for disaster resilience.