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Disaster resilience framework indicators for a city’s disaster resilience planning strategy

Tanja Terblanche, Luiza O. de Sousa, Dewald van Niekerk
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 14, No 1 | a1264 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v14i1.1264 | © 2022 Tanja Terblanche, Luiza O. de Sousa, Dewald van Niekerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 November 2021 | Published: 31 May 2022

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Tanja Terblanche, African Centre for Disaster Studies, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Luiza O. de Sousa, Community-based Educational Research (COMBER), Department of Geography Education and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Dewald van Niekerk, African Centre for Disaster Studies, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


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Abstract

Determining the level of a city’s disaster resilience and developing a disaster resilience strategy is an important process towards understanding the current and potential future risk of cities. However, the process of determining and mapping the level of urban disaster resilience presents a challenge for the City of Tshwane, as it requires a consolidated and coordinated commitment and collaboration from various role players. This research study developed disaster resilience framework indicators for the City of Tshwane to determine its current disaster resilience and to contribute to its disaster resilience and sustainable development planning strategy. The research assumed a case study design using a qualitative approach to gather data through document analysis and one-on-one interviews. Ten disaster resilience framework indicators were identified as essential indicators in assisting the City of Tshwane with its endeavour to be a disaster resilient city.


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city disaster resilience; disaster risk reduction; indicators; sustainable development; sustainable development goals

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