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Mobilité, enjeux et risques dans le District Métropolitain de Quito (Equateur)

Abstract : The objective of this PhD. thesis in geography is to suggest a reflection on the risks the Metropolitan District of Quito –MDQ– (Ecuador) is exposed to, regarding the people's mobility issue and the transportation network vulnerability which is partly attributable to potential damaging hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods...). Inspired from previous analysis methods on risk assessment implemented in the cities of Nice and Annecy by geographers of the University of Savoy, this research elaborated in a way such as to be reproducible, focuses on the major urban flows which are at stake and on the critical infrastructures they rely on. This research provides the urban stakeholders with some ways to both reduce vulnerabilities and improve the preparedness and the crisis management. Conceptually, this research demonstrate the need to assess potential accessibility reductions which can result from a loss of network integrity, in order to appraise on a spatial basis, the risks a territory is likely to face. The demonstration is based on fieldwork carried out during two and a half years in Quito, in the framework of a research programme called “Information System and Risks within the Metropolitan District of Quito” started in 1999 by the French Development Research Institute (IRD) in partnership with the municipality of Quito. This work, methodological above all, required the implementation of an up-to-date location-based datasaet structured in SavGIS, a GIS freeware developed by IRD.
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Florent Demoraes. Mobilité, enjeux et risques dans le District Métropolitain de Quito (Equateur). Géographie. Université de Savoie, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00007025⟩



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