Citizen participation in the specification and mapping of potential disaster assets

Tracey L. O'Sullivan, Wayne Corneil, Craig E. Kuziemsky, Daniel E. Lane

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Abstract

Asset-mapping is a strategy used in disaster preparedness planning, however participation is typically limited to a small number of organizations with specific expertise related to disaster response. Broader strategies are needed to ensure identification of assets is comprehensive and to stimulate innovative thinking about which attributes of a community are potential assets for response and recovery. As part of The EnRiCH Project intervention, asset-mapping was used as a collaborative activity to promote identification of a broad range of assets which could be used to enhance resilience and promote preparedness among high risk populations. In this paper we present a study (in progress) which explores innovation and empowerment among a collaborative community group in Canada. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze focus group transcripts from 2 sessions where the participants (n=18) learned how to use google docs and create a database of community assets, while developing collaborative relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsT. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann, T. Müller
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe, Germany
PublisherKarlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT)
Pages890-895
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783923704804
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013 - Baden-Baden, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201315 May 2013

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013
CountryGermany
CityBaden-Baden
Period12/05/1315/05/13

Keywords

  • Asset-mapping
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Resilience

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