SDA-3 Identity and vulnerability (1)

Doctoral School of Architecture
1st Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 4
Course Leader:
prof.em.dr.arh. Cristina-Olga Gociman
Learning outcomes:
- In-depth knowledge of the causes that produce huge losses of human lives, patrimony, economic, environmental values, generated by natural, anthropogenic or combined hazards, which irreversibly affect communities. Hazard, exposed element, vulnerability and risk – concepts decoded.
- Adapting the principles of ecosystem organization of biological systems to the built space.
1. Size of exposure to risk/Impact of hazards on the population, built environment and social economic life, examples, statistics.
2. Premises/Generalities.
3. Risk profile in Romania – INFORM report; Global Risk Index (Global Risk Index).
4. The RO-RISK project/Quantification of human risk, economic risk, social risk, financial risk, average annual GDP losses caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards.
5. The international institutional framework for disaster risk reduction/European institutional framework – The European Commission's risk reduction strategy.
6. The national institutional framework for multihazard risk reduction.
7. General principles of research / The principle of sustainable development / The extension of the principle of the ecosystem approach to non-biological systems / The characteristics of the ecosystem / The anthropized ecosystem ÷ The entropic ecosystem.
8. Principle of resilience/ Principle of smart development/ Principle of participatory management/ Principle of heritage protection/ Principle of spatial belonging
9. The principle of risk reduction management - Disaster Risk Reduction - DRR/ Specific terminology, hazard, elements exposed to risk, vulnerability, risk.
10. Hazard/Definition/Classification/Hazard in Romania.
11. Elements exposed to risk/Definition/Classification
12. Element exposed to risk – human space
13. Value analysis of elements exposed to risk/Objectives/Multi-criteria evaluation/Qualitative evaluation and quantitative quantification.
14. Cultural resource value, assigning codes/ Information sources/ Value studies/ Evaluation criteria/ Classification.
Teaching Method:
Hybrid: - Physical or online course;
- Dialogue;
- PowerPoint presentation;
- Individual research reports.
Integration of hearing, involvement, response through reports.
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