Landslides have always been a concern to public safety. These are characterized as widespread
and sometimes difficult to predict. One potential tool for landslide risk mitigation is territory planning
legislation. In Portugal, a specific instrument of this kind is the Unitary Development Plan (UDP).
The aim of this work was to select a few UDP and assess how landslide risk is approached. Eight city
councils were selected based on location, history of landslides, population and soil use, and the respective
UDP were analyzed. This yielded that UDP generally have different approaches and frequently are not
fully adequate to deal with landslide risk. This work converged in the proposal of improvement measures
for UDP regarding landslide risk management, including risk mapping methodology. The development
and international dissemination of this work was provided by Master in Occupational Safety and Hygiene
Engineering (MESHO) from Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).
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