Framing Community Disaster Resilience contains an in-depth exploration of five test cases whose communities are facing impacts triggered by different hazards, namely: river floods in Germany, earthquakes in Turkey, landslides in South Tyrol, Italy, heat-waves in London and combined fluvial and pluvial floods in Northumberland and Cumbria. The authors examine the data and indicators of past events in order to assess current situations and to tackle the dynamics of community resilience. In addition, they put the focus on empirical analysis to explore the resilience concept and to test the usage of indicators for describing community resilience.

SEI authors

SEI staff led or contributed to five of the book’s chapters.

  • Chapter 4: “Social Learning and Resilience Building in the emBRACE Framework”
  • Chapter 5: “Wicked Problems: Resilience, Adaptation, and Complexity”
  • Chapter 6: “The emBRACE Resilience Framework: Developing an Integrated Framework for Evaluating Community Resilience to Natural Hazards”
  • Chapter 9: ” Managing Complex Systems: The Need to Structure Qualitative Data”
  • Chapter 10: “Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Indicators for Assessing Community Resilience to Natural Hazards”
  • Chapter 13: ” The Role of Risk Perception and Community Networks in Preparing for and Responding to Landslides: A Dolomite Case Study”