Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
01 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2022

Building-scale flood loss estimation through vulnerability pattern characterization: application to an urban flood in Milan, Italy

Andrea Taramelli, Margherita Righini, Emiliana Valentini, Lorenzo Alfieri, Ignacio Gatti, and Simone Gabellani

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This work aims to support decision-making processes to prioritize effective interventions for flood risk reduction and mitigation for the implementation of flood risk management concepts in urban areas. Our findings provide new insights into vulnerability spatialization of urban flood events for the residential sector, demonstrating that the nature of flood pathways varies spatially and is influenced by landscape characteristics, as well as building features.
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