International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
BOSHER, L.S. ... et al, 2016. Disasters and the built environment. Research roadmap. CIB W120 – Disasters and the Built Environment. CIB Publication 410. Delft: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
We are all beginning to realize that making the built environment resilient against to be expected
impacts from climate change and other threats will take society an enormous investment. It is not
only about making the physical environment resilient. If a city is to be resilient its social, economic
and institutional infrastructures need to be resilient too. If a city, or whatever type of built
environment, has really ambitious resilience goals, the needed approach will be far reaching and of a
challenging complexity. It requires the development and implementation of and experimentation with
new concepts and technologies and research has a major role to play in this. With this research
roadmap CIB hopes to show the international research community how it can be most effective in
supporting society as a whole to become more resilient. We hope that this publication will help and in
fact stimulate both national and international research funding agencies, research institutes and
research dissemination organisations in Building and Construction to define the right priorities and to
do this in a worldwide cooperation.
This is a report produced for the CIB Commission: W120 – Disasters and the Built Environment.