Seismic Cities

Seismic Cities is an inter-disciplinary research project funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of its Global Challenges Research Fund. The long-term aim of the project is to address the sustainable cities and communities challenge in urban regions prone to earthquake hazard by increasing resilience to such seismic shocks. We believe that bringing together diverse actors with a focus on a specific “Seismic City” is a powerful mechanism to achieve this.

One of the key aims of this project is to develop a blueprint for the long-term Seismic Cities concept and to test ideas and methodologies in a city that has experienced a large earthquake in recent times, namely Santiago in Chile.

The Seismic Cities research team brings together a wide range of experts from the physical and social sciences from various institutes in the UK and Chile. To find out more, visit our Project Researchers page. We also have strong support from our industry and NGO partners.

The feasibility project started on 8th January 2017 and will run for around 9 months. We will update this website with news of the project as it develops, so please check back for more information over the coming months.