Research Line

Socio-Economic Assessment of disasters and Mitigation Strategies for Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems

Principal investigator

Roberto Moris

Principal Investigator of the Sustainable Risk Mitigation line, he is an Architect of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Cities and Social Sciences Design at the London School of Economics.

Expert in planning and urban management, with experience in both the public and private sectors. His work has been related to the themes of urban regeneration, social integration, adaptation to climate change, resilience and risk management. His research deals with planning and risk management, evacuation plans, transitory habitability and project evaluation.

He has worked for UNDP, the World Bank and the IDB, with professional and academic activities on five continents. In the public sector he was Technical Secretary of the Committee of Ministers of the City and Territory, and National Director of Urban Projects. He is a professor at the School of Architecture and the Institute of Urban and Territorial Studies (IEUT). He was Deputy Director of the IEUT and Director of the UC Cities Observatory.


This line of research aims to propose, design and evaluate measures, programs and policies (long-term) for sustainable risk mitigation. Also, to prove its effectiveness and efficiency to provide to society and political actors tools of decision and risk management. The research in this line consists of: territorial planning, education, risk governance and decision analysis.

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