Building resilience in transient rural communities – a post-earthquake regional study: Fieldwork report
This report forms part of a research project examining rural community resilience to natural hazard events, with a particular focus on transient population groups. A preliminary desktop and scoping exercise was undertaken to examine nine communities affected by the Kaikoura earthquake and to identify the variety of transient population groups that are commonly (and increasingly) found in rural New Zealand (see Wilson & Simmons, 2017). From this, four case study communities – Blenheim, Kaikoura, Waiau and St Arnaud – were selected to represent a range of settlement types. These communities varied in respect of social, economic and geographic features, including the presence of particular transient population groups, and earthquake impact. While the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake provided a natural hazard event on which to focus the research, the research interest was in long-term (and broad) community resilience, rather than short-term (and specific) response and recovery actions which occurred post-earthquake.... [Show full abstract]
Fields of Research160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies; 040604 Natural Hazards; 120501 Community Planning; 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning); 160305 Population Trends and Policies; 170113 Social and Community Psychology
TypeReport (Commissioned Report)
CitationWilson, J., & Simmons, D. (2018). Building resilience in transient rural communities – a post-earthquake regional study: Fieldwork report. RNC032:04.01.03. 1-134.
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