Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
20 May 2022
Research article |  | 20 May 2022

Enhancing disaster risk resilience using greenspace in urbanising Quito, Ecuador

C. Scott Watson, John R. Elliott, Susanna K. Ebmeier, María Antonieta Vásquez, Camilo Zapata, Santiago Bonilla-Bedoya, Paulina Cubillo, Diego Francisco Orbe, Marco Córdova, Jonathan Menoscal, and Elisa Sevilla


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-20', esthela salazar, 16 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', C. Scott Watson, 30 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-20', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', C. Scott Watson, 30 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Apr 2022) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by C. Scott Watson on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 May 2022) by Paolo Tarolli
Short summary
We assess how greenspaces could guide risk-informed planning and reduce disaster risk for the urbanising city of Quito, Ecuador, which experiences earthquake, volcano, landslide, and flood hazards. We use satellite data to evaluate the use of greenspaces as safe spaces following an earthquake. We find disparities regarding access to and availability of greenspaces. The availability of greenspaces that could contribute to community resilience is high; however, many require official designation.
Final-revised paper