Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
17 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jun 2019

Towards measuring resilience of flood-prone communities: a conceptual framework

Victor O. Oladokun and Burrell E. Montz

Data sets

American fact finders [Online] US Census Bureau

Geography and Climate Pitt County Development Commision

Short summary
Community resilience is an important policy and research concept. However, lack of an operational measurement framework exists due to difficulties in systematically integrating socioeconomic and techno-ecological factors. A conceptual and mathematical model was developed and a fuzzy logic equivalent of the model implemented to generate a resilience index for three communities in the US. This model offers a viable approach for measuring community flood resilience despite data limitations.
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