Dr. Zhenlong Li receives funding from Taylor Geospatial Institute to develop a SMART geospatial tool to classify building archetype at community level towards Digital-Twins of Disaster Resilience
Dr. Zhenlong Li (Institutional PI) and Dr. Grace Yan from Missouri S&T (PI) receive $190,000 funding from Taylor Geospatial Institute for a new project titled “Developing a SMART Geospatial Tool to Classify Building Archetype at Community Level towards Digital-Twins of Disaster Resilience (DTDR)”.
Project Goal: To achieve intergenerational, equitable resilience under the changing climate (society sustainability), considering the uncertainties in projecting future natural hazards, the overarching goal of this project is to develop powerful, evolving Digital-Twins for Disaster Resilience (DTDR), with cutting-edge GeoSpatial tools and engineering and social science breakthrough discoveries integrated. The DTDR will create future potential climate/hazard scenarios and embed potential engineering hardening approaches and nature-based solutions for hazard mitigation. It will allow stakeholders to experiment with hazard mitigation solutions and practice evidence-based decision making on resilience planning and implementation. This will eventually lead to intergenerational, equitable resilience policy for both physical/social subsystems, empowering communities to confront current and future natural hazards.