Assessing Community Resilience to Urban Flooding in Multiple Types of the Transient Population in China

Xu, Wenping and Xiang, Lingli and Proverbs, David (2020) Assessing Community Resilience to Urban Flooding in Multiple Types of the Transient Population in China. Water, 12 (10). ISSN 2073-4441

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Abstract

While various measures of mitigation and adaptation to climate change have been taken in recent years, many have gradually reached a consensus that building community resilience is of great significance when responding to climate change, especially urban flooding. There has been a dearth of research on community resilience to urban floods, especially among transient communities, and therefore there is a need to conduct further empirical studies to improve our understanding, and to identify appropriate interventions. Thus, this work combines two existing resilience assessment frameworks to address these issues in three different types of transient community, namely an urban village, commercial housing, and apartments, all located in Wuhan, China. An analytic hierarchy process–back propagation neural network (AHP-BP) model was developed to estimate the community resilience within these three transient communities. The effects of changes in the prioritization of key resilience indicators under different environmental, economic, and social factors was analyzed across the three communities. The results demonstrate that the ranking of the indicators reflects the connection between disaster resilience and the evaluation units of diverse transient communities. These aspects show the differences in the disaster resilience of different types of transient communities. The proposed method can help decision makers in identifying the areas that are lagging behind, and those that need to be prioritized when allocating limited and/or stretched resources.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102784
Date: 6 October 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: community resilience; transient communities, AHP-BP model; urban floods
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Euan Scott
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 12:49
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 12:49
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060

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