Xu, Xiwei, Tim Heath, Qing Xia, and Youtian Zhang. "Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Strategies for Architecture Heritage Concentrated Areas in China." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 9, issue 1 (2015): 108-121.
This paper draws upon preliminary research into the insufficiencies of the status quo of the disaster prevention and mitigation in architecture heritage areas in China. It summarizes how the common hazards, which are various threats to the survival and development of the historical architectural heritage, such as fire, geological disasters and meteorological disasters occurs and their characteristics, and also analyses their impact on heritage. The paper also focuses on the disaster-prone parts of architecture heritage, exploring the proposals for evaluations of disaster-risk-factors, and the preliminary strategies that promote historic architecture heritage related to disaster prevention and mitigation, so that people can enhance the security capabilities for architecture heritage. This enables strategies to limit the impact of the disaster，improve historic buildings anti-disaster systems, provide the theory and technical basis to the relevant departments for standards and regulations for architecture heritages’ conservation and security. The ultimate aim is to ensure the long-lasting and safe existence and development of architectural heritage.
Keywords: Architecture heritage; disaster prevention and mitigation strategies; China.