New Strategies and Four-Layer Approach for Disaster Risk Management in Complex City Environments

Funda Atun*

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Abstract

The research introduces an innovative approach including four layers: spatial, organizational, tactical, and public layers, and their interaction with an agent-centered perspective as a response to three challenges: (1) disregarding the interdependency among components within a complex city system, (2) underestimating secondary effects of a hazard, and (3) not fully considering the social system that is embedded within the spatial pattern of a city. The research provides examples from real cases. Indeed, failures or incidents during a disaster are emergent phenomena that are hard to predict. Furthermore, outcome of actions, which are defined in the plan by regulations, could be different from those anticipated due to constantly changing environment during disasters. The system gets stuck when people insist on applying written plans to fluctuating circumstances instead of reorganizing strategies and priorities. During disasters adapt the plan according to changes, and reorganizing resources in an environment that is changing constantly is key to enhancing resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Urban Development and Globalization
Subtitle of host publicationNew strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South
EditorsA. Petrillo, P. Bellaviti
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages309-320
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-61988-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-61987-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameResearch for Development
ISSN (Print)2198-7300
ISSN (Electronic)2198-7319

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Atun, F. (2018). New Strategies and Four-Layer Approach for Disaster Risk Management in Complex City Environments. In A. Petrillo, & P. Bellaviti (Eds.), Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization: New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South (pp. 309-320). (Research for Development). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61988-0_24
Atun, Funda. / New Strategies and Four-Layer Approach for Disaster Risk Management in Complex City Environments. Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization: New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South. editor / A. Petrillo ; P. Bellaviti. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 309-320 (Research for Development).
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Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization: New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South. ed. / A. Petrillo; P. Bellaviti. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 309-320 (Research for Development).

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Atun F. New Strategies and Four-Layer Approach for Disaster Risk Management in Complex City Environments. In Petrillo A, Bellaviti P, editors, Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization: New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 309-320. (Research for Development). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61988-0_24