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A Synthesis of Resilience Assessment Methods and Indices

This project aimed to conduct a synthesis study on resilience measurement methods and key indicators used. There are four specific objectives:

• To identify and collect the existing literature about community resilience to derive the knowledge of community resilience definition, measurement methods developed, resilience indicators tested, and adaptive strategies adopted.

• To develop an ontology of resilience measurement and the indicators used through an in-depth content analysis of the literature.

• To derive the consensus on the community resilience key indicators for improving mitigation and adaptation strategies and provide information on the effectiveness of various resilience measurement models.

• To develop a web-based application for resilience related data management and visualization which will enable users to evaluate the effects of various indicators on the resiliency of communities.

We conducted a synthesis analysis through a systematic review of 174 scholarly articles on disaster resilience measurement from 2005 to 2017. Using a review table designed for this study and content analysis, we extracted key information from each article on resilience definition, type of measurement method, resilience indicators used, and proposed adaptation strategies.


Geospatial Exploration and Resolution (GEAR) Lab

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