Disaster Vulnerability, Resilience Building, and Social Marginality

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 48
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

Session Organizers:
Margarethe KUSENBACH, University of South Florida, USA and Gabriela CHRISTMANN, Regional Develop & Structural Planning, Germany
Connecting People and Nature: Challenges and Potentials for Reducing Vulnerability through an Ecosystem Based Approach (Oral Presentation)
Lea DÜNOW, Humboldt University, Germany; Wolfram LANGE, Humboldt University, Germany; Anja SCHELCHEN, Humboldt University, Germany; Christian PIRZER, Humboldt University, Germany

Obstacles to Housing Recovery for Socially Vulnerable Populations (Oral Presentation)
Shannon VAN ZANDT, Texas A&M University, USA; Walter Gillis PEACOCK, Texas A&M University, USA; Wesley HIGHFIELD, Texas A&M University-Galveston, USA; Sara HAMIDEH, Texas A&M University, USA

Vulnerabilities to Cyclonic Disasters in Bangladesh (Oral Presentation)
Naonori KUSAKABE, Bunkyo Gakuin University, Japan

A Tale of Two Suburbs: Earthquake Recovery and Civil Society in Christchurch, New Zealand (Oral Presentation)
Sarah YANICKI, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Social Vulnerability to Disasters in Puerto Rico: An Outlook of Evolving Structural and Behavioral Forces (Oral Presentation)
Jenniffer SANTOS-HERNANDEZ, University of Puerto Rico, PR

Measuring Community Resilience to Natural Disasters: Implications for Disaster Management and Reduction in Korea (Oral Presentation)
Jung Eun KANG, Pusan National University , Korea, South Korea; D.K. YOON, Ulsan Nat Inst Science & Technology, South Korea