Re-framing community disaster resilience: from a systems perspective: Sunshine Coast case study report

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Singh-Peterson, L., Baldwin, C., Dickinson, M, Bohnen, S., Woolcock, G., Malcom, F., Salmon, P., Goode, N. and Gallina, J.. 2014. Re-framing community disaster resilience: from a systems perspective: Sunshine Coast case study report. Sippy downs, Australia. University of the Sunshine Coast.
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Re-framing community disaster resilience: from a systems perspective: Sunshine Coast case study report

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsSingh-Peterson, L. (Author), Baldwin, C. (Author), Dickinson, M (Author), Bohnen, S. (Author), Woolcock, G. (Author), Malcom, F. (Author), Salmon, P. (Author), Goode, N. (Author) and Gallina, J. (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Number of Pages18
Year2014
PublisherUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Place of PublicationSippy downs, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:4e760bd
Abstract

There is a shared need to measure a community's resilience to disaster from planning and preparedness to response, recovery and reflection of `lessons learnt'. To this end, the Australian Government Attorney General's office funded the development of the Torrens Scorecard (Arbon et al., 2012) which consists of a participatory method enabling community stakeholders to undertake their own assessment of their community's resilience. In 2013, the Torrens Scorecard was evaluated by five small communities across the Sunshine Coast. Our findings indicate that Torrens toolkit, and other popular measurement tools like the Disaster Resilience Indicators (Cutter et al., 2010) are not appropriately applied across scales and are therefore, not representative of the broader system of community disaster resilience (Singh-Peterson et al., 2013a, 2014).

Keywordsdisaster planning; preparedness; design practice and management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410199. Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
440799. Policy and administration not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Griffith University
Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Australia
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