Over the urban history, development always accompanies with efforts to prevent cities from diverse disasters. Urban public safety is not only the foundation of the state security, but also the vital condition of socio-economic growth, and significant guarantee of being contentment.
On 2016 May 14th, the Urban Safety and Disaster-Prevention Planning Forum was held at Nanjing University, Gulou Campus, by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University, with supports of the Society of Risk Analysis-China (SRA-China), the Academic Council of Urban Safety and Disaster Prevention Planning of Urban Planning Society of China, the Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention, and of the Construction Council of China Society of Urban Planning etc.
Professor Huang Chongfu, the chairman of SRA-China and the president of the Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention, made a speech in the opening ceremony. During the following symposium, wonderful reports were given by 10 experts from China Earthquake Administration, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Nanjing University, Fudan University, Tongji University, Beijing Normal University, Northeast Normal University, Yunnan University, Beijing University of Technology, and Nanjing University of Technology. In addition, over 50 representatives from all over the country had heated and effective discussions on the research and practice of urban safety and disaster prevention planning in our country. It is reported that this forum will still be held next year.