Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

SPATIAL COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IN FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT: EVIDENCE FROM A CASE STUDY IN ITALY

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Francesca Torrieri, Marco Rossitti

Keywords: 

flood risk, cost-benefit analysis, risk management

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Abstract

The number of natural catastrophes is increasing worldwide: among these, flood is one of the worst hazards causing thousands of losses of life and damages to property. Flood risk mitigation was traditionally carried out by reducing the hazard through the construction of structural hydraulic defenses. Nowadays, the approach to flood risk mitigation is conceived as combination of structural and non-structural defenses, as recommended in UN/ISDR, (2005) and in the EU Flood Directive (60/2007): in the specific, the EU directive requires the ex-ante evaluation of costs and benefits from mitigation measures in risk management plans. In this light, the paper proposes the application of a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to a case study of the city of Olbia in Sardinia Region, example of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in Italy, in order to support the public administration in the choice of the most sustainable plan, reducing social and environmental risk and, at the same time, ensuring its feasibility from a financial and economic perspective.

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SMC Special Issue N.04 2020

SMC MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUE N. FOUR/2020

WHOLE BOOK

001_COVER AND INDEX

003_Preface
Marialuce Stanganelli, Carlo Gerundo

005_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

SECTION 1 – LANDSCAPE AT ENVIRONMENTAL RISK

006_A People-Centred Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction
Marialuce Stanganelli

010_Evolution of a seismic medieval city. The case of L’Aquila
Fabio Andreassi, Cinzia Barbara Bellone

014_Places at risk called home. Rethinking the reconstruction in Ischia
Marica Castigliano, Fabio di Iorio, Federica Vingelli

020_The role of experimental knowledge in risk managment of coastral landscapes. A case study in the Mediterranean Basin
Giulia Motta Zanin

024_Rebuilding the school starting from the landscape idea of the local community
Ivana Passamani, Renato Marmori

SECTION 2 – CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION FOR URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPES

029_Climate change mitigation and adaptation for urban and rural landscapes
Carlo Gerundo, Daniele La Rosa

031_A review of quantitative tools for assessing multiple ecosystem services
Oscar Alvarado

036_The end of seaside resorts?
Phillipe Clairay

041_Planning policies and instruments for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Mediterranean contexts
Viviana Pappalardo, Daniele La Rosa

045_Water: a soft infrastructure for the city of Laterza
Maria Pone, Margherita Erbani, Francesca Melissano, Edoardo Fabbri, Luca Petroni, Francesco Scillieri

051_Spatial Cost Benefit Analysis in flood risk managment: evidence from a case study in Itay
Francesca Torrieri, Marco Rossitti

SECTION 3 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF ABANDONMENT

056_Rural landscapes and landscapes at risk of depopulation
Elvira Petroncelli

059_Beyond the unacknowledged coastline. Assessing the potential of out-of-map Mediterranean settlements
Stefanos Antoniadis

065_Genesis and development of (un) populated landscapes. Analysis and comparison between the Cilento National Park and the Province of Soria
Maria Grazia Cianci, Francesca Paola Mondelli, Marta Rabazo Martin

069_A way of the Italian inner area Montagna Materana. Rethinking the abandonment from Craco
Angela D’Agostino, Maria Cerreta, Giovangiuseppe Vannelli, Piero Zizzania

074_Wich model of landscape realunch. The Umbrian case of Postignano
Paola De Salvo, Marco Pizzi

078_The toxic sublime of the industrial landscape. The aesthetics of the city of Seraing
Marianna Sergio

SECTION 4 – LANDSCAPE AT RISK OF OVEREXPLORATION AND TOURISM

082_Tourism and landscape: conflicts, cooperation and resilience
Fabio Corbisiero, Paola De Joanna

085_Venice landscape: between the world heritage site and cruise tourism
Elisa Cacaci, Sara Carciotti

089_The Heritage of the Apuseni Mountains – a Magnificient Landscape at Risk
Elena Codina Duşoiu

093_LIST OF AUTHORS

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