International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment is a CIB-encouraged journal that promotes research examining the role of building and construction to anticipate and respond to unexpected events that damage or destroy the built environment.
Aims and scope
The International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE) aims at developing knowledge and capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction to reduce the impact of natural and anthropogenic hazards. The journal publishes original and refereed material that contributes to the advancement of the research and practice and provides contributing authors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and experience to a broad audience.
IJDRBE is the only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of sustainable construction and urban development to anticipate and respond to hazard events that damage or destroy the built environment.
The journal seeks to:
- Develop knowledge and capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction
- Provide a unique forum for novel enquiries into the development and application of new and emerging practices as a source of innovation to challenge current practices
- Promote the exchange of ideas between researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers
- Influence disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction policies and practices to reduce the impact of natural and anthropogenic hazards
The world is becoming more vulnerable to the impacts of natural and anthropogenic hazards for all sorts of reasons, including population growth, environmental degradation, inequality and changes in patterns of exposure due to climate change. These disasters are costing lives and threatening to undermine society’s efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals. If development and economic growth are not risk informed, they are not sustainable, and this will undermine efforts to build more resilient communities. Economic losses that result from the construction of new disaster risk or exacerbation of existing disaster risk, can have a devastating impact on our buildings and infrastructure, and also lead to terrible human costs.
IJDRBE promotes research and scholarly activity that examines the role of sustainable construction and development to prepare, plan, anticipate and respond to natural and anthropogenic hazard events that damage or destroy the built environment, and reflects an ongoing responsibility toward built environment’s users. The journal is designed for researchers and academics, policy makers and other professionals working with, or who anticipate having disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction responsibilities, and who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice.
The journal focuses on basic and applied research, practical developments, case studies, editorials, book reviews, information on forthcoming events in the field, and field reports. In keeping with the journal’s international scope, articles are particularly welcome with details of: overall leadership in research, education, planning, design and implementation for disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction projects; and, details of innovative and socially responsible projects inspired via internal synergies that lead to rapid development and improved quality of life.
The International journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment helps to communicate new practical ideas, applications and development details of education and training, and thus build capacity for self-sufficiency. Alongside the global ambition expressed by the UN, governments and other stakeholders for sustainable development and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, there is widespread recognition that we need to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the global plan to reduce disaster losses by reducing existing levels of risk, avoiding the creation of new risk and managing risks that cannot be eliminated. Disaster risk reduction is an intrinsic part of sustainable development. Targets under SDG 11 (cities) and under SDG 9 (building resilient infrastructure) reaffirm the interrelationship between disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. Building and re-building better from the start through proper urban planning, design, construction, and retrofitting to withstand hazards will also contribute to achieving the SDG on industry, innovation and infrastructure. Regular special issues on a range of multi and inter-disciplinary issues keeps readers abreast of topical subjects.
- An encouraged journal of the CIB.
- The leading journal contributing to the body of knowledge on disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction within the context of the built environment
- The only journal to promote research and scholarly activity that examines the role of the built environment community in anticipating or responding to natural and anthropogenic events that damage or destroy the built environment
- The only journal that develops knowledge and capacity in strategic and practical aspects of disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction to reduce the impact of natural and anthropogenic hazards
This inter-disciplinary journal is published under the guidance of an expert international board and presents fully refereed papers on practice and progress in the field. Internationally distinguished contributors will regularly address major topics of relevance to bring subscribers independent, expert and practical information, and will enjoy an influential role in the field. The journal is internationally acknowledged and established and is formally encouraged by the CIB for its relevance and link with industry and academia.
Coverage is international and includes (but not limited to):
- Disaster risk reduction
- Disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction
- Impact of natural and anthropogenic hazards on the built environment
- Disaster resilience and future of the built environment
- Physical, social and economic resilience in the built environment
- Disaster resilient cities
- Disaster resilient infrastructure
- Urban development and disaster risk
- Reconstruction and sustainable development
- Empowerment of women and vulnerable groups
- Project management for post-disaster reconstruction
- Early warning
- Business continuity management
- Investment in disaster resilience
- Integrating risk reduction and climate change adaptation
- Governance and accountability, Law and regulatory frameworks
- Conflict sensitive reconstruction
- Social impact of reconstruction
- Sustainable construction
Doctoral thesis abstracts
The journal is able to publish doctoral thesis abstracts from researchers in the fields of disaster resilience and management. If you would like to submit a doctoral thesis abstract based on your recently completed studies, please fill out the template here and email your submission to Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga ([email protected]).
Key journal audiences
Researchers and academics, policy makers and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), will benefit from the journal. In addition, the journal is designed for professionals working with, or who anticipate having, disaster risk reduction, response and reconstruction responsibilities, and who wish to improve their working knowledge of both theory and practice. These professionals may be working with or for local and national government agencies, relief agencies, private sector companies, public sector agencies, UN organisations, national and international aid agencies, civil and military services, and insurance appraisers and investigators.
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