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Special Issue of “International Journal of Strategic Property Management” on “Disaster Resilience Investment in the Built Environment”


In recent years there has been significant progress in achieving greater levels of societal resilience to disasters. While mortality rates due to disasters are being controlled the economic impact of disasters are on the increase. Economic losses are often a consequence of damage to property caused by disasters. The importance of the disaster resilience of the built environment in the overall resilience agenda cannot be overemphasized. Therefore, both the sustainable development and resilience agenda should provide integrated solutions for the built environment in order to minimise social, environmental and economic losses caused by disasters. This special issue aims at bringing together research efforts in establishing and analysing the need for investment in disaster resilience in property development and the built environment. It focuses on the impact on the infrastructure, housing sector, SMEs and the broader built environment while exploiting issues related to investment and integration of the concepts of sustainability and resilience in the built environment.


Contributed papers may deal with, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Public Private partnerships in disaster resilience;
  • The impact of disasters on the SME sector of the economy;
  • Real estate price fluctuations after a natural disaster;
  • Disasters and long term economic sustainability ;
  • Direct and indirect losses and a series of wider impacts and macroeconomic effects;
  • Rapid increase in exposure of property as  driver of disaster risk;
  • Capacities for managing development process and investments;
  • Disaster risk reduction through effective private and public engagement;
  • Adaptive capacities of the property sector in light of increased disasters;
  • Natural Disaster  and its impact on Property Markets;
  • Investment decisions in areas recovering from disasters ;
  • Disaster Resilience and real estate development;
  • Social and economic Impact of earthquake and flood risk on housing markets;
  • Flood and earthquake risk and housing rents;
  • Effects of flood hazards on property values;
  • Flood and other natural hazards, insurance rates, and amenities;
  • Hazard risk capitalisation into housing prices;
  • Standards and quality assurance criteria for safer structures;
  • Investment funding for programmes or individual country ;
  • Community risk reduction efforts and investment;
  • Initiatives to make capital investments more resilient to disasters;
  • Infrastructure and property disaster impacts;
  • Integrating disaster risk reduction to property management and investment.

High quality original papers are invited from the members and associated partners of the ANDROID network and other experts within the field within the above theme of ‘disaster resilience investment’ and before the deadline below.  All full papers will be subject to double blind peer review. Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Strategic Property Management.

Submission formats must follow the ‘Instructions  for Authors’ set out for the journal.

The full paper must be submitted electronically to the journal’s  manuscript central


Expressions of interest with proposed title and a short abstract are welcomed. It is expected this special issue will be published during the later part of 2015.   Accordingly, it is important the following deadlines are met:

  • Deadline for abstract submission – 30th September 2014
  • Decision and call for full papers – 15th October 2014
  • Full paper submission deadline – 28th February 2015

Please email submissions or any queries, or expressions of interest, to the Guest Editors.   



Professor Irene Lill 

Head of Department of Building Production
Chair of Building Technology
Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate 5, Tallinn Estonia
T +372 620 2465

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Professor Srinath Perera

Chair of Construction Economics
Faculty of Engineering & Environment
Northumbria University


T +44 1912273172

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International Journal of Strategic Property Management is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal which publishes original research papers. The journal provides a forum for discussion and debate relating to all areas of strategic property management. Journal is consequently looking for interdisciplinary papers that introduce your research field (e.g.  disaster resilience, etc.) from a property management perspective. Please familiarise yourselves with previously published articles from this journal in order to show how the proposed articles complement the existing body of knowledge in the area of property management.

The journal is a Taylor and Francis Journal [ISSN 1648-715X (Print), 1648-9179 (Online)].  Abstracting and indexing include :INSPEC, SCOPUS and Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science). Its 2012 Impact Factor was  1.130  and Ranking: 96/174 (Management) [©2013 Thomson Reuters, 2012Journal Citation Reports®]  

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