Real Estate and Sustainable Crisis management in Urban Environments

Project Details


Societies are facing many different crises that are either previously recognized or unexpected (e.g. pandemic, climate change, terrorism, fires, floods etc.). Therefore, it is important to identify and prepare for them. This research studies the role of real estate in crisis management and preparedness as a way to manage crises. Indeed, the built environment (be it a home or workplace) has a significant influence on people's wellbeing and the economy. This study is cross- disciplinary, combining futures studies, architecture, land use and spatial planning and real estate economics. As a result, the impacts of different crises on people's wellbeing, land and space use are investigated, and practical tools and solutions for resilient planning, building, occupying, managing and crisis preparedness policies are proposed to enable a more resilient built environment now and in the future.
Effective start/end date21/08/202030/11/2023

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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