Prof. Gian Paolo Cimellaro from Polytechnic University of Turin visited Tsinghua University and joined the workshop of “Resilience of Cities and Infrastructures”

Prof. Gian Paolo Cimellaro from Polytechnic University of Turin visited the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University on December 1st, 2017. He was also invited to give a presentation titled “Resilience of Cities and Infrastructures”.

During the workshop, Prof. Cimellaro gave a comprehensive presentation titled “Integrated resilience analysis of communities under emergencies”. The presentation provided an overview of recent advances in resilience definition and quantification, introduced PEOPLES framework on resilience field. This talk also presented applications of the proposed methodology including hospital/school building, human behavior during evacuation and debris model. At last, he indicated that new ination technologies (e.g. smartphones, sensors for indoor localization) should be adopted to improve resilience.

Then, Prof. Fang Dongping gave a presentation titled “System thinking and initiatives towards urban resilience”. He introduced goals of urban resilience and researches accomplished by Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management. After that, Prof. Li Quanwang, Prof. Ji XiaoDong and Prof. Guo Hongling also shared their recent research progress on the topic of resilience of cities and infrastructures.

During the workshop, participators had thorough discussions about the framework of resilience and emergency department after the earthquake. Finally, we took a group photo.