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Building Capacity for Disaster Resiliency in Six Disadvantaged Communities

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  • Philip Berke

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    (Department of City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 3140, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Center for Sustainable Community Design, UNC Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 6116, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA)

  • John Cooper

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    (MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, PO Box 17268, NC 27516, USA)

  • David Salvesen

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    (Center for Sustainable Community Design, UNC Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 6116, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA)

  • Danielle Spurlock

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    (Department of City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Campus Box 3140, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA)

  • Christina Rausch

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    (MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, PO Box 17268, NC 27516, USA)

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    Abstract

    Disaster plans almost always do not benefit from the knowledge and values of disadvantaged people who are frequently underrepresented in disaster planning processes. Consequently, the plans are inconsistent with the conditions, concerns, and capabilities of disadvantaged people. We present an approach to community-based participatory planning aimed at engaging marginalized and distrustful communities to build their capacity to be more disaster resilient. We review the experiences of six disadvantaged communities under the Emergency Preparedness Demonstration (EPD) project. The EPD effort revealed several critical implications: recruit a diverse set of participants for inclusive collaboration; provide analytical tools to co-develop information and empower people; employ coaches to organize and facilitate sustainable community change; design a bottom-up review process for selection of strategies that holds communities accountable; and build capacity for implementation of strategies.

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (December)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2010:i:1:p:1-20:d:10683

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    Keywords: disaster planning; resiliency; disadvantaged communities; social vulnerability;

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    1. Parker, Elliott, 2000. "Introduction," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 11(3), pages 211-212.
    2. David Godschalk & Samuel Brody & Raymond Burby, 2003. "Public Participation in Natural Hazard Mitigation Policy Formation: Challenges for Comprehensive Planning," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(5), pages 733-754.
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