Chemical and radiological vulnerability assessment in urban areas
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Cities and towns are faced with various types of threat from the extraordinary events involving chemical and radiological materials as exemplified by major chemical accidents, radiological incidents, fires, explosions, traffic accidents, terrorist attacks, etc. On the other hand, many sensitive or vulnerable assets exist within cities, such as: settlements, infrastructures, hospitals, schools, churches, businesses, government, and others. Besides emergency planning, the land use planning also represents an important tool for prevention or reduction of damages on people and other assets due to unwanted events. This paper considers development of method for inclusion vulnerability assessment in land use planning with objective to assess and limit the consequences in cities of likely accidents involving hazardous materials. We made preliminary assessment of criticality and vulnerability of the assets within Belgrade city area in respect to chemical sites and transportation roads that can ...be exposed to chemical accidents, or terrorist attacks.
Keywords:chemical / radiological / terrorism / accident / vulnerability / land use planning
Source:Spatium, 2006, 13-14, 21-26
- Institute of Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia