Risks and Territorial Dynamics

This research area focuses on technological, environmental and sanitary risks and their evolutions keeping in view major spatial dynamics in India at different scales (densification and urban growth, regional migration and daily mobility, land-use and land-cover change etc.). We cover a wide range of themes related to the identification and analysis of health risks (urbanization and epidemics, mobility and road accidents, food supply and non-communicable disease), technological risks (industrial events, urban pollution and public health) and environmental risks (flood, earthquake and human vulnerability). Studies are based on crisis analysis (Dengue epidemics in Delhi), evaluation of public policies and private initiatives on risk prevention (prevention plan and use of new communication technologies).