UBC Graduate Research

Measuring Resilience and Creating a Culture of Preparedness Huang, Tina; Khurana, Puneet; Yang, Ivy; Santos, Priscila; Jurado, Gabriela García


● The scope of the project is to create a culture of resilience as well as arrive at the performance matrix to measure it. This culture shall help UBC as well as City of Vancouver to reduce the impact from acute shocks and be more resilient ● The methodology involves identifying current state of resilience via survey (online as well as offline, in different language). The survey shall be conducted by people amongst the community of people, who are well knit via social circles, such as, clubs ● Depending on the results of the survey, next steps are decided and another survey is conducted to measure implementation of the same. Thus, it is an iterative process, with small progress at each step, ultimately reaching the ideal state of urban resilience ● The recommendations are centred around two broad themes –organization to community and community to community. The latter forms a part of social cohesion and for better implementation, both of the themes need to be implemented together ● Parallels can be drawn between City of Vancouver as well as UBC, however, the scope has been presently focussed on using UBC as a pilot, and eventually rolling to the city. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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