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Moghadas M, Asadzadeh A, Vafeidis A, Fekete A, Kötter T. Int. J. Disaster Risk Reduct. 2019; 35: e101069.


(Copyright © 2019, Elsevier Publishing)






Operationalizing the concept of urban disaster resilience is a major milestone toward understanding both the characteristics that contribute to the resilience of cities to natural hazards and the interactions required to build and sustain it. While the measurement of urban disaster resilience has recently gained much attention, there is so far no optimal approach for operationalizing this concept and therefore there is a need to conduct more empirical studies on what constitutes disaster resilience and how to assess it. In this study, a resilience assessment focuses on the inherent characteristics and capacities of Tehran in the context of flash floods from surface water or from the overflow of rivers. The measurement approach is based on constructing a composite index based on six resilience dimensions social, economic, institutional, infrastructural, community capital and environmental of community flood resilience. This follows by developing a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making method. The applied method is a combination of the AHP for prioritizing the selected indicators and the TOPSIS tools in order to get Tehran's urban districts ranked based on their resilience levels. Data were mostly from the Statistical Center of Iran and Tehran Municipality's accessible data sources. The results clarify that Districts 6 and 22 are comparatively the most resilient districts, while District 1 is the only district with the lowest level of resilience. Such place-based assessments have an opportunity to track community performance over time and provide the tool to decision-makers in order to integrate resilience thinking into urban development and resilience-oriented urban planning.

Language: en


AHP; Composite indicator; Tehran; TOPSIS; Urban flood resilience


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