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USMCA 2011 October 12-14,  2011 at The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai Thailand 10th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia News: Introduction Over half the world's population is concentrated in urban areas covering just 4 % of the world's  surface. In particular, mega cities (with populations greater than 10 million) are characterized  by a high population density and tremendous pressure on supporting infrastructure, increasing  susceptibility to lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Both rapid urbanization  and economic development are distinctive features of Asia along with the tremendous rate of  population growth. It is estimated that by 2015, Asia will hold more than 50% of the mega cities  in the world. Phenomenal growth in the number of high-rise buildings and other infrastructure in these cities is already underway, although measures for their maintenance are not often  ensured. Recent developments in various fields have focused on devising new methodologies for  management of urban assets and infrastructure to mitigate damage during disasters such as  earthquakes, floods, and terrorism. Given the critical situation in Asia, increased effort to learn  from these developments and provide a safer environment is vital. This can be achieved only  when the different concerned groups, including researchers, practicing engineers, emergency  managers, decision makers, and more share their concerns and expertise. Recognizing the importance of applying advanced tools in urban safety, Asian Institute of  Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, and The University of Tokyo are  hosting, sponsoring, and organizing a 3-day international symposium in Chiang Mai, Thailand,  on new technologies for urban safety of mega cities in Asia. The symposium will cover two  days (Oct. 12 and 13), followed by a one-day post-symposium tour around the Chiang Mai area  (Oct. 14).  Objectives  The symposium seeks to bring together expertise in areas of design, construction and  maintenance of urban infrastructure and those engaged in the development of new tools that  could be used for better asset and environmental management. The symposium will provide a  forum for decision makers, practical professionals, and researchers to share their expertise in  diverse areas. The symposium will focus on the following topics for urban safety and  implementation of urban environmental management: Copyright © USMCA2011 All Rights Reserved. - Disaster response and recovery - Risk assessment, prediction, and early-warning - Decision-making technologies - Planning and development of urban infrastructure systems - Lifecycle management of infrastructure systems - Climate change mitigation and adaptation - Development and application of sustainable technologies - Application of geospatial technologies - Due date of early-bird registration extented to    September 9th,2011 - Standard registration payment deadline extented to  September 23rd,2011 - A special session on “Earthquake and Tsunami in Sumatra and Indian Ocean and Tohoku, Japan” will be organized - International invited speakers list (Coming Soon) ข้อมูลการประชุมทางวิชาการ (ภาษาไทย)   ดาวน์โหลด >>  รายละเอียด   ดาวน์โหลด >> ใบลงทะเบียน