A measurement of community disaster resilience in Korea

D. K. Yoon, Jung Eun Kang, Samuel D. Brody

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Abstract

Building a community that is resilient to disasters has become one of the main goals of disaster management. Communities that are more disaster resilient often experience less impact from the disaster and reduced recovery periods afterwards. This study develops a methodology for constructing a set of indicators measuring Community Disaster Resilience Index (CDRI) in terms of human, social, economic, environmental, and institutional factors. In this study, the degree of community resilience to natural disasters was measured for 229 local municipalities in Korea, followed by an examination of the relationship between the aggregated CDRI and disaster losses, using an ordinary least squares (OLS) regression method and a geographically weighted regression (GWR) method. Identifying the extent of community resilience to natural disasters would provide emergency managers and decision-makers with strategic directions for improving local communities' resilience to natural disasters while reducing the negative impacts of disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-460
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 3

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Yoon, D. K. ; Kang, Jung Eun ; Brody, Samuel D. / A measurement of community disaster resilience in Korea. In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 2016 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 436-460.
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In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 59, No. 3, 03.03.2016, p. 436-460.

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