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Cheek, W., & Chmutina, K. (2022). Measuring Resilience in the Assumed City. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 1-13.

Abstract:

The malleable nature of both the idea of a city and the idea of resilience raises an important question—why measure? Resilience is assumed to be located in the physical infrastructure of specific places or as a quality of the people located there. For disasters, we are often trying to conceptualize, measure, or render legible resilience in physical structures. But what is it that we are trying to measure, and is the idea of a city reflected in these measurements? If cities are organized around something other than resilience, is resilience their natural by-product? What is necessitating the need for increased—and measured—resilience? Using interpretive policy analysis, we explored five well known disaster resilience frameworks (UNDRR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign, UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme, The World Bank and GFDRR’s Resilient Cities Program, Arup and The Rockefeller Foundation’s City Resilience Index, and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities) to identify the working definition of “city” and of “resilience.” We conclude that if the demand for cities to become more resilient is an acknowledgment of the risk produced by globalized urbanization, then the call itself is an indictment of the current state of our cities.

Webpage: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00410-9

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Feitelson, E., Plaut, P., Salzberger, E., Shmueli, D., Altshuler, A., Ben-Gal, M., Israel, F., Rein-Sapir, Y. & Zaychik, D. (2022). The Effects of COVID-19 on Wellbeing: Evidence from Israel. Sustainability14(7), 3750.

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Many aspects of wellbeing have been studied in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, studies that measure a comprehensive, multi-faceted conceptualization of wellbeing are rare. Using a broad conceptualization of wellbeing, based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) wellbeing indicators and a theoretical model of wellbeing developed previously, this study empirically assesses the wellbeing effects of COVID-19 in Israel. A representative sample of the adult population in Israel was surveyed and structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the impacts of the pandemic on a number of wellbeing indicators. Relationships among indicators were also analyzed. The study’s findings highlight the importance of social interactions, economics, mental health, and leisure on wellbeing. The study can be used by policymakers to fully understand the impact of various COVID-19 response policies on the wellbeing of the population.

Webpage: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14073750

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Feitelson, E., Plaut, P., Salzberger, E., Shmueli, D., Altshuler, A., Amir, S., & Ben-Gal, M. (2022). Learning from Others’ Disasters? A Comparative Study of SARS/MERS and COVID-19 Responses in Five Polities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction74, 102913.

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The ability to successfully manage disasters is a function of the extent to which lessons are learned from prior experience. We focus on the extent to which lessons from SARS/MERS have been learned and implemented during the first wave of COVID-19, and the extent to which the source affects governance learning: from a polity's own experience in previous episodes of the same disaster type; from the experience of other polities with regard to the same disaster type; or by cross-hazard learning - transferring lessons learned from experience with other types of disasters. To assess which types of governance learning occurred we analyze the experience of four East Asian polities that were previously affected by SARS/MERS: South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong-Kong. Their experience is compared with that of Israel. Having faced other emergencies but not a pandemic, Israel could have potentially learned from its experience with other emergencies, or from the experience of others with regard to pandemics before the onset of COVID-19. We find that governance learning occurred in the polities that experienced either SARS or MERS, but not cross-hazard or cross-polity learning. The consequences in the 5 polities at the end of the first six months of Covid-19, reflected by the numbers of infected and deaths, on one hand, and by the level of disruption to normal life, on the other, verifies these findings. Research insights point to the importance of modifying governance structures to establish effective emergency institutions and necessary legislation as critical preparation for future unknown emergencies.

Webpage: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.102913

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רביעי, 22 יוני 2022 11:17

זייצ'יק, דניאל

Danielle pict 1אחרי סיום תואר השני במדיניות ציבורית באוניברסיטה העברית, דניאל המשיכה את לימודיה כדוקטורנטית באוניברסיטת טקסס בדאלאס, בביה"ס למדעי הכלכלה, מדינה, ומדיניות. עבודת הדוקטורט שלה התמקדה בהשפעות של הבדלים במערכי חוקרי מוות בתוך מדינות ארה"ב על נתוני תמותה. כעת, דניאל משמשת כעמיתת פוסט-דוקטורט במרכז המחקר והידע הלאומי בתחום היערכות למצבי חירום באוניברסיטת חיפה. תחומי העניין שלה כוללים מצבי חירום, בריאות הציבור ועיצוב מערכי מחקר (research design).

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רביעי, 22 יוני 2022 11:27

Zaychik, Danielle

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After earning her MA in Public Policy from Hebrew University, Danielle completed a doctorate at the University of Texas at Dallas in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. Her doctorate focused on the way differences in medical examiner and coroner systems impact mortality statistics in the US. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Research and Knowledge Center for Emergency Readiness, at the University of Haifa. Her research interests include emergencies, public health, and research design.

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שלישי, 06 ספטמבר 2022 07:27

אלפנדרי, רוית

Alfandari Ravitד"ר רוית אלפנדרי סיימה את לימודי הדוקטורט במדיניות חברתית ב  The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) שבאנגליה ואת לימודי הבתר-דוקטורט בבית ספר לעבודה סוציאלית ובית הספר למנהל עסקים באוניברסיטת חיפה. היא בעלת ניסיון בהוראה אקדמית בישראל (אוניברסיטת אריאל, מכללה אקדמית הדסה בירושלים) ובבריטניה (LSE,  Ulster University, Northern Ireland ). כיום, רוית הנה חברת סגל בביה"ס לעבודה סוציאלית באוניברסיטת חיפה. כמו כן, היא עמיתת מחקר במרכז לחקר המשפחה ובמרכז חקר ארגונים וניהול משאבי אנוש באוניברסיטת חיפה. רוית הינה עובדת סוציאלית בעלת ניסיון רב בעבודת שטח, פיתוח תוכניות ומחקר בתחום רווחת והגנת הילד. מחקרה האמפירי מתמקד בקבלת החלטות והערכת סיכון בתחום הגנת הילד. היא חברה מובילה בארגון ה COST  (multisectoral responses to child abuse and neglect in Europe- Euro-CAN).

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