Urban Resilience For Emergency Response And Recovery: Fundamental Concepts And Applications by Gian Paolo CimellaroUrban Resilience For Emergency Response And Recovery: Fundamental Concepts And Applications by Gian Paolo Cimellaro

Urban Resilience For Emergency Response And Recovery: Fundamental Concepts And Applications

byGian Paolo Cimellaro

Hardcover | May 31, 2016

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This book introduces the concepts of Resilience-Based Design (RBD) as an extension of Performance-Based Design. It provides readers with a range of cutting-edge methodologies for evaluating resilience and clarifies the difference between resilience, vulnerability and sustainability. Initially, the book focuses on describing the different types of uncertainty that arise in the context of resilience evaluation. This is followed by an entire chapter dedicated to the analytical and experimental recovery functions. Then, starting from the definition of resilience provided by MCEER, an extension of the methodology is provided that introduces the seven dimensions of Community Resilience, summarized in the acronym PEOPLES. They are: Population and Demographics, Environmental/Ecosystem, Organized Governmental Services, Physical infrastructures, Lifestyle and Community Competence, Economic Development, and Socio-Cultural Capital. For each dimension, components and subcomponents are defined and the related indices are provided.

Underlining the importance of the physical infrastructure dimension, the book provides several examples of applications for transportation, hydraulic, gas and power networks. The problem of interdependencies and the domino effect is also taken into account during the analysis. One of the book's closing chapters focuses on different methodologies for improving disaster preparedness and engineering mitigation strategies, while the last chapter describes the different computer platforms available on the market for evaluating Community Resilience.

The book offers readers an extensive introduction to the concept of Resilience-Based Design, together with selected advanced applications for specialists. No prerequisite knowledge is needed in order to understand the book, and the Appendix offers valuable supplemental information on e.g. the probabilistic concepts. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for graduate students, young engineers and researchers who are interested in the topic, and can also be used as a supplementary text in graduate level Disaster Resilience courses.
Title:Urban Resilience For Emergency Response And Recovery: Fundamental Concepts And ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:522 pagesPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319306553

ISBN - 13:9783319306551


Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Resilience-Based Design

3. Resilience Indicators

4. Damage Loss Assessment Models

5. Downtime and Recovery Models

6. PEOPLES Resilience Framework

7. A Comprehensive Methodology for the Evaluation of Infrastructure Interdependencies

8. The Physical Infrastructure Dimension of Community Resilience Framework

9. The Physical Infrastructure Dimension Taking into Account Interdependencies

10. Applications of Seismic Resilience for Healthcare Facilities and School Buildings

11. A Model to Evaluate Disaster Resilience of an Emergency Department

12. Application of Economic Resiliency of Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

13. Building More Resilient Communities

14. Computational Tools and Software for Resilience Assessment