关于举办新加坡南洋理工大学潘则建教授学术讲座的通知

发布时间:2018-05-15设置

 

题  目:MegaCities – Evolving Landscape of Asia’s Exposure to 
        Natural Disasters
       (自然灾害下亚洲超大城市景观演化)
时  间:2018年5月15日15:00-16:30
地  点:七号楼二楼大会议室
报告人:潘则建教授(新加坡南洋理工大学巨灾风险管理研究院院长)
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 土木与交通学院
2018年5月15日
 
报告人简介:
潘则建教授是新加坡南洋理工大学巨灾风险管理研究院(ICRM)创始人及首任院长。他于台湾成功大学获得学士学位,并在美国加州大学伯克利分校先后获得硕士和博士学位。潘教授于一九八五年加入新加坡南洋理工大学,并在2011年担任ICRM领导职务之前担任南洋理工大学工学院院长五年。他现在领导国家自然灾害数据分析交换项目的研发工作,新加坡倡议为东南亚地区的公私合作伙伴关系。潘教授长期从事于地震及其他动力荷载作用下结构的动力反应分析,并致力于研究对城市中心地区的自然灾害风险评估,为新加坡和国际学术界在相关领域的发展做出了重要贡献。潘教授曾任国际地震工程协会执行委员,长期担任世界地震安全倡议秘书长,并当选为新加坡工程学院院士和东盟工程技术研究院院士。潘教授现任中国国务院海外专家咨询委员会委员。
 
报告摘要:
Population growth and rapid urbanization are the key drivers of Asia’s future risks in the rapidly growing region of Asia and Southeast Asia. With urban population increasing dramatically worldwide, cities are playing an increasingly critical role in human societies and their sustainability.
The world has just crossed a major landmark in its history with the majority of people now living in cities. This has just happened to China as well based on its latest censor results. Thus, a major challenge worldwide, and particularly so for Asia and Southeast Asia, is to understand and predict how dynamics resulting from population growth and rapid urbanization will impact the interactions between nature and human society. During the past five decades, the largest human and economic losses due to catastrophic events have occurred in Asia. In year 2011 alone, the world saw its highest natural catastrophe loss of US$380 billions due mainly to Asia and Southeast Asia disasters – the devastating Thailand flood and the massive Japan earthquake followed by tsunami and nuclear reactors meltdown.
Recently, the population data of major urban conglomerates show that Asia has 11 out of the top 15 urban conglomerates of the world, with population more than 26 millions. Population growth and rapid urbanization of Asia and Southeast Asia thus present special challenges to catastrophe risk management. The urban-based risks can possibly involve the risk domains of natural catastrophes and manmade disasters, which may cover wind/flood effects, earthquake shakings, infrastructure security, terrorism, pandemic, for example. The interaction of complex adaptive dynamic behavior of societal response to catastrophes with the cascading failure of interdependent networks of infrastructural systems is a massive challenge for dealing with the domain of evolving new urban-based risks.
 
 

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