SMART MATURE RESILIENCE, SYSTEM DYNAMICS BASED INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: A BETA VERSION
Free (open access)
Volume 7 (2017), Issue 3
367 - 379
MARTA ITURRIZA, AHMED A. ABDELGAWAD, LEIRE LABAKA, JAZIAR RADIANTI, JOSE M. SARRIEGI & JOSE J. GONZALEZ
Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more frequent – unfortunately in most cases inevitably. By applying certain set of policies and guidelines, a city could resist, absorb, adapt to and recover from acute shocks and chronic stresses to keep critical services functioning, i.e. be resilient. In 2016, the Smart Mature Resilience, a Horizon-2020 EU project, defined the Resilience Maturity Model to make cities more resilient. In addition, the project is implementing a System Dynamics simulation model to be used by cities in planning and training for resilience. The System Dynamics model is encapsulated in a web-based Interactive Learning Environment, an easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI). The beta version of the Interactive Learning Environment was tested by the Smart Mature Resilience project partner cities’ representatives and experts in the SMART MATURE RESILIENCE second review workshop in March 2017. The participants formed in groups were supported by moderators; meanwhile recorders took notes and suggestions. This paper introduces the Interactive Learning Environment and its functionalities, in addition to information reported by the recorders for further enhancements.
city resilience, disaster resilience, interactive learning environment, resilience maturity model, resilient tool, smart mature resilience project, system dynamics