Extending the Seismic Cities Intervention from Santiago, Chile to Bandung, Indonesia: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Community and City Resilience to Seismic Risk
Seismic Cities is an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the UK and Chile. The project has the long-term aim to address the sustainable cities and communities challenge in urban and nearby rural regions prone to earthquake hazards by increasing resilience to such seismic shocks. The concept builds upon the Cities on Volcanoes Framework promoting multi-disciplinary applied research and linking physical scientists with city authorities, emergency managers, academics, artists and local communities. By bringing together diverse actors in a specific seismic city, the approach has the potential to be a powerful intervention to strengthen preparedness efforts in developing nations. The team aims to combine research findings and artistic representations of the San Ramon fault in Santiago, Chile with new data and art works generated in Bandung, Indonesia to raise awareness about the Lembang fault, which has been recently recognised as active and capable of having major earthquakes.