Risk Habitat

Land - use management


U. Weiland, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; J. Zschau, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam; S. Reyes Paecke, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


  • assess how land use and land use change modify metropolitan areas
  • distinguish urban structure types and assess the relation between their characteristics and the respective level of vulnerability or resilience to natural risks identify risk-prone areas in the context of the predominant risks (earthquakes, flooding and landslides)
  • identify appropriate assessment and monitoring methods for single and multiple risks
  • assess adequacy of existing land use planning and risk management approaches to the relevant governance

Organizaciones y científicos participando

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
U. Weiland, A. Kindler, E. Banzhaf, K. Krellenberg, D. Heinrichs, A. Ebert

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam - GFZ
J. Zschau, S. Parolai, M. Pilz

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe - FZK
J. Jörissen

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - PUC
S. Reyes Paecke, V. Ruguiero

Universidad de Chile - UCH
J. Campos

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC/CEPAL
J. J. Gomez