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Towards Urban Sustainability Via Disaster Resilience Assessment: A New Approach Towards Constructing Seismic Resilience Metrics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150842

Volume

168

Pages

12

Page Range

963 - 974

Published

2015

Size

735 kb

Author(s)

A. Asadzadeh, T. Kötter

Abstract

Enhancing disaster resilience of hazardous communities is increasingly considered as the fundamental objective for the scholars in hazard reduction, mitigation and planning. Despite an agreement among scholars on the need for the accurate assessment of disaster resilience levels, the standard mechanism by which this phenomena could be measured is still controversial. In addition, the aggregation and equally weighted methods to obtain the resilience indicators’ scores are still a challenging issue in constructing a set of composite indicators. With this background, this study presents a hybrid factor analysis and analytic network process (F’ANP) model, not only for constructing new disaster resilience indicators in the context of an earthquake hazard, but also to propose a new network process for calculating the weights of extracted dimensions and indicators of seismic resilience.

Keywords

disaster resilience, seismic resilience, composite indicators, factor analysis, analytic network process