Latest updates on research in natural hazards and risks in society.

Wind-blown sand in Medieval Britain

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Peter Brown investigates how wind-blown sand threatened medieval coastal communities Research in brief Communities have a long history of finding ways to build resilience to natural hazards, such as wind-blown sand. Modern preparedness and adaptation planning needs to acknowledge this [...]

Earthquake risk and building resilience in Nepal

standard Earthquake risk and building resilience in Nepal

Earthquake risk in less-developed countries such as Nepal presents challenges to both practitioners working in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and for academic researchers undertaking research in this field. Nepal is located in one of the most seismically active regions in [...]

standard Video – Rescuing our brownfield spaces debate

IHRR’s ROBUST (Regeneration of Brownfield Land Using Sustainable Technologies) project organised a special discussion event in Newcastle, UK in collaboration with The Great Debate. The event used Crowd Wise, a participative method for decision-making, consensus and dialogue. It started with each participant [...]