Investigating the Relationships of Socioeconomic Factors Delaying Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Behzad Rouhanizadeh, Sharareh Kermanshachi

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Abstract

Achieving communities resilient to natural disasters has been a big deal for the decision-makers. It takes different time for the communities to recover from similar disasters, due to their different pre-disaster and post-disaster conditions. Many complicated social, economic, environmental, etc. conditions and their dynamic relationship and interaction should be considered to understand how they cause delays. This research aims to study how the barriers to disaster recovery affect the timeliness of recovery process and what is their relationships. Thus, the barriers were identified, and through a social network analysis (SNA), the relationships and interactions among them was modeled and analyzed. Among different barriers, damage to major infrastructure systems was recognized as the main cause of disaster recovery delays. Implementing the findings of this study, decision-makers of post-disaster recovery could plan to achieve a more resilient community by identifying the relationships among different preventive indicators and planning to avoid them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering 2019
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019
EditorsYong K. Cho, Fernanda Leite, Amir Behzadan, Chao Wang
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482445
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience, i3CE 2019 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 19 2019

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience - Selected Papers from the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019

Conference

ConferenceASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Smart Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience, i3CE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/17/196/19/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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