Quotation Ghazanfari, Mehdi, Hakimifar, Mohammadmehdi, Wakolbinger, Tina, Toyasaki, Fuminori. 2021. Disaster Preparedness at the Municipality Level: A Scenario-Based Multistage Measurement Methodology. In: Dynamics of Disasters, Hrsg. Ilias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, Panos M. Pardalos & Arsenios Tsokas, 123-145. New York: Springer.


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This study aims to develop a methodology in the disaster managementfield to assist policy-makers in the evaluation of the state of disaster preparednessof a municipality considering possible disaster types and corresponding scenarios.The paper first provides an overview of selected past disaster preparedness studiesand identifies the main dimensions of preparedness. Then, it integrates them into acomprehensive framework for disaster preparedness measurement. The frameworkconsiders multistage aspects of disaster preparedness by integrating the pre- andpost-disaster status. Preparedness at the municipality level is evaluated with respectto the following four areas: hazard assessment, mitigation capabilities, resourcepreparedness, and management performance. Implementing the methodology canprovide insights to governments concerning their level of disaster preparedness. Byhighlighting areas of weakness, it can contribute to strengthening their readiness.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Disaster Preparedness at the Municipality Level: A Scenario-Based Multistage Measurement Methodology
Title of whole publication Dynamics of Disasters
Editor Ilias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, Panos M. Pardalos & Arsenios Tsokas
Page from 123
Page to 145
Location New York
Publisher Springer
Year 2021
URL http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-3-030-64973-9_8
ISBN 978-3-030-64973-9
Open Access N

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Hakimifar, Mohammadmehdi (Details)
Wakolbinger, Tina (Details)
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Ghazanfari, Mehdi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Toyasaki, Fuminori (York University, Canada)
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Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1121 Operations research (Details)
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