An innovative project that explores opportunities for improving community preparedness and response to natural disasters.
Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities (RESILOC), is a project which aims to create a resource that can be used to help communities to better prepare, withstand and recover from natural disasters. The Tavistock Institute is part of a multidisciplinary and multinational team that is developing a framework of studies, methods and software instruments that can be accessed by communities looking to increase their resilience to such events.
RESILOC builds upon previous research into resilience by investigating how the characteristics of individual communities and their citizens’ perceptions of risk contribute to their overall resilience. We believe that it’s important to understand more about how these factors can help or hinder responses to emergencies in order to gain a more complete picture of how communities can adapt to natural disasters in the future.
As part of this exploration, we have been distributing a survey that looks at gathering citizens’ experiences and perceptions of natural disasters as well as completing a literature review and case studies. If you would like to assist us in our project by providing your point of view, please click here to access the survey. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
To find out more about RESILOC, please click here
To read more about the team’s thinking about risk perception and how this influences human behaviour, please click here.