Urban

Tool to assess urban and building damage

We recently provided news of a draft Excel tool to provide crude assessments of damage to urban areas and buildings caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

We have made the tool more user friendly and, equally important, we have improved the sections that deal with the impact of natural phenomena, including earthquakes and climate change impacts.

The tool can be operated in English, Ukrainian, Polish, French, Spanish, German and Turkish.

We have now also prepared an explanatory file.

SBE16 Torino, Towards Post-Carbon Cities

The SBE16 conference that will take place in Torino during 18-19 February 2016, is focused on a shift towards post-carbon cities.
This event, sponsored by the City of Torino, CESBA, and the FASUDIR project, and organized by iiSBE Italia and DIST - Politecnico di Torino, has a number of interesting features. As with other SBE16 events, the series sponsors are CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.

One of these is free admission to all sessions for students, including PhDs, free public admission to the opening plenary, and a low 200 Euro standard delegate fee. Another unusual aspect is that authors will present drafts of their papers at the conference, and a subsequent discussion period with the audience will lead to a revised paper that will be due one month after the conference.