Call for Papers – Reducing Risk at the Human-Built Environment-Hazard Nexus

Submission Deadline Date: 31 October 2022

Overview of Special Issue

The world is becoming more urban, and risk is compounding due to maldevelopment and climate change. The interdisciplinary contents of the special issue will broadly respond to the context and spark generative conversations between researchers and practitioners.  This Special Issue will highlight the need to understand the different dimensions, unexpected challenges and opportunities that could foster collective efforts aimed at risk reduction.

The Special Issue will showcase interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical contributions to debates on how humans build and live in environments that are threatening to their wellbeing and will feature currents approaches towards addressing these risks.



  • Affordable Housing
  • Situation awareness
  • Disaster displacement
  • Gender and patriarchy
  • Behaviour and risk perception
  • Multi-Hazards
  • Post-disaster reconstruction
  • Evacuation approaches
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Affordable housing Application of Virtual reality, mixed reality and Augmented Reality in DRR


Guest Editors

A/Prof. Temitope Egbelakin

University of Newcastle, Australia

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A/Prof. Jason von Meding

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 3260

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Submission information

The guest editors’ welcome potential authors to submit abstracts via email for consideration, please send these to [email protected]


Submission Deadlines

  • Send invitations to contribute to SI in IJDRBE - 15th July 2022
  • Communicate feedback on WBC paper to selected (and agreed) authors and further guidance
  • Abstract submission by: 29th July 2022
  • Submission window opens: 1st of August 2022
  • Submission window closes on ScholarOne: 31st October 2022
  • To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit Author Guidelines