PEOPLES: A Tool to Measure Community Resilience

Omar Kammouh, G. P. Cimellaro

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Abstract

This paper provides a novel method to quantitatively assess the resilience of communities at various scales. The proposed method is based on the PEOPLES framework and it takes an indicator-based approach as an engine for its algorithm. PEOPLES is a framework for identifying the different resilience aspects of a community and for providing new ways through which the decision makers can take actions. The framework comprises seven dimensions, each of which is the collection of more specific components and indicators. Each indicator is accompanied with a measure allowing the analytical computation of the indicator's performance. The measures are presented in the form of continuous functions whose parameters can be analytically obtained. The output of the methodology is a performance function for each indicator and a resilience index for the whole community. A case study illustrating the application of the methodology is also provided in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationBlast, Impact Loading, and Response; and Research and Education - Selected Papers from the Structures Congress 2018
EditorsJames Gregory Soules
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages161-171
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481349
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventStructures Congress 2018: Blast, Impact Loading, and Response; and Research and Education - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: 19 Apr 201821 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2018: Blast, Impact Loading, and Response; and Research and Education - Selected Papers from the Structures Congress 2018
Volume2018-April

Conference

ConferenceStructures Congress 2018: Blast, Impact Loading, and Response; and Research and Education
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period19/04/1821/04/18

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