Community resilience assessment-Meeting the challenge-The development of the conjoint community resiliency assessment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract. Community resiliency is a term commonly used to describe the ability of a community to endure and survive crisis situations. It encompasses the community's adaptability to changing circumstances and its capability to respond effectively. As such, it is considered to be an essential capacity for emergency preparedness and readiness to respond. While preparedness is often linked to immediate needs, resiliency has prospects for a longer time span, thus it is associated with sustainability and is relevant in routine as …

publication date

  • January 1, 2015