Conceptualizing and Measuring Resilience a Key to Disaster Loss Reduction

  title={Conceptualizing and Measuring Resilience a Key to Disaster Loss Reduction},
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I n recent years, particularly after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, resilience has gained prominence as a topic in the field of disaster research, supplanting the concept of disaster resistance.  Disaster resistance emphasizes the importance of predisaster mitigation measures that enhance the performance of structures, infrastructure elements, and institutions in reducing losses from a disaster.  Resilience reflects a concern for improving the capacity of physical and… CONTINUE READING
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