Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management   »   2014 Vol.5, No.2

 

 

Title: Disaster resilience and self-organisation: urban development and management perspective

 

Authors: Nirmita Mehrotra; Vanita Ahuja; N. Sridharan

 

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Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Gautam Buddha University, Near Kasna, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida 201308, UP, India
Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Gautam Buddha University, Near Kasna, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida 201308, UP, India
Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Gautam Buddha University, Near Kasna, Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida 201308, UP, India

 

Abstract: This paper is based on assessment of resilience in four domains viz. technical, economic, social and organisational; and its relation with self-organisation of communities leading to a paradigm shift in disaster research. The tendency for the development of different modes for self-organisation of the communities is a much sought after virtue, after an event of disruption. How much disaster policies contribute for the development of these modes of self-organisation is the subject of the present research? This paper aims to suggest new models of institutional resilience based on flexibility, inclusiveness, communication, and information flow for the achievement of self-organisation instead of command and control-based system of governance. The paper brings forth a model design and validation of framework for Institutional Resilience for Self-Organizations (IRSO) through the empirical study of an ISO 2000 certified city Greater Noida in Gautam Buddha Nagar District, India. The key findings of the research have implication in understanding cities and its prioritised components in a system approach, achievement of resilience and self-organisation in development planning or management in general and particularly in event of disasters.

 

Keywords: disaster resilience; emergency resilience; cities; urban development; disasters; self-organisation; India; institutional resilience; flexibility; inclusiveness; communication; information flow; emergency management; disaster management.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2014.064483

 

Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2014 Vol.5, No.2, pp.85 - 107

 

Submission date: 24 Jul 2013
Date of acceptance: 18 Nov 2013
Available online: 26 Aug 2014

 

 

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