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Urban gaming simulation for enhancing disaster resilience: a social learning tool for modern disaster risk management

Promsaka Na Sakonnakron, Sarunwit and Huyakorn, Pongpisit and Rizzi, Paola (2014) Urban gaming simulation for enhancing disaster resilience: a social learning tool for modern disaster risk management. TeMA, Vol. 2014 (Special issue), p. 841-851. ISSN 1970-9889. eISSN 1970-9870. Article.

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DOI: 10.6092/1970-9870%2F2563

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Abstract

An emergence of the disaster resilience concept broadens the idea of urban risk management and, at the same time, enhances a theoretical aspect in a way in which we can develop our cities without making it more vulnerable to natural disasters. Nevertheless, this theoretical plausibility is hardly translated into a practical implication for urban planning, as the concept of resilience remain limited to some scholars’ debate. One of substantial factors that limit the understanding of people about disaster risk an resilience is a lack of risk awareness and risk preparedness, which can be solved by restructuring social learning process that enable a process of mutual learning between experts and the public. This study, therefore, focuses on providing insights into the difficulties of disaster risk communication we face, and how gaming simulation can be taken as a communication technique in enhancing social learning, which is regarded as a fundamental step of disaster risk management prior the mitigation process takes place. The study argues that the gaming simulation can facilitate planners in acquiring risk information from the community, conceiving the multitude of complex urban physical and socio-economic components, and conceptualizing innovative solutions to cope with disaster risks mutually with the public.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9910
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gaming simulation, risk communication, social learning, urban resilience
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Architettura e pianificazione urbanistica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Architettura, Design e Urbanistica
Publisher:Università degli studi di Napoli
ISSN:1970-9889
eISSN:1970-9870
Additional Information:Presented at the "8th International Conference INPUT 2014 -Smart City: planning for energy, transportation and sustainability of the urban system", Naples, 4-6 June 2014.
Deposited On:24 Jun 2014 10:56

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