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Urbanistica Cover n.134/2007

Systemic vulnerability and seismic risk in the historical town of Naples

territorio, territory, napoli, naples, rischio sismico,
seismic risk, vulnerabilità, centro storico, vulnerability,
vesuvio, historic centre, vesuvius, environment

Andrea Ceudech

The systemic vulnerability concept has different definitions and is generally used to highlight the incapacity of the urban system to cope with the seismic event. Historical towns like Naples, characterized by dense and scarcely accessible urban fabrics with high population density, many relevant urban activities and high tourist flows, reveal such lacks of efficiency also due to low intensity earthquake.

This article appears in issue 134 of Urbanistica (pag. 36).