A multi-scalar, mixed methods framework for assessing rural communities’ capacity for resilience, adaptation, and transformation

Singh-Peterson, Lila ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6095-9569 and Underhill, Steven J. R (2016) A multi-scalar, mixed methods framework for assessing rural communities’ capacity for resilience, adaptation, and transformation. Community Development, 48 (1). pp. 127-140. ISSN 1557-5330


Abstract

Resilience as a concept is often applied to address disaster risks and impacts. Metrics developed to measure the resilience of a community are often not applicable to other communities. In order for metrics to have utility and provide meaningful information to decision-makers, they need to be embedded within local contexts, be integrated across spatial scales, and address the community’s capacity for adaptation and transformation, in addition to coping. To this end, we present an innovative framework to assess subtle variations in levels of community resilience at the household, community, and regional scale. Using a case study approach, we demonstrate how local actors can apply the framework to derive an applicable suite of locally relevant indicators. The main limitation in applying this, and other participatory methods, relates to difficulties in obtaining a representative level of participatory engagement, restricting the credibility of results and success of subsequent strategies.


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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2022 23:57
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Community adaptation; Community development; Community resilience; Disaster risk reduction; Resilience assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440704 Environment policy
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410199 Climate change impacts and adaptation not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960307 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1902 Environmental policy, legislation and standards > 190299 Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190103 Social impacts of climate change and variability
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15575330.2016.1250103
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46801

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