Attitudes and Trust in Leveraging Integrated Sociotechnical Systems for Enhancing Community Adaptive Capacity – Phase I

The overarching goal of the project is to understand and model ways in which we can leverage unique – and interconnected – physical and social characteristics of place to enhance community adaptive capacity in response to disruptions. This first phase (one-year) sets the stage for that line of inquiry by exploring and assessing the state of the field and best practices regarding attitudinal surveys in the areas of both resilience and transportation planning. The goal is to conduct a thorough review of the literature pertinent to resilience, transportation choices, and survey methodologies and develop a scalable survey methodology that can be applied to many communities to identify their unique community resources, which will enable their community adaptive capacity. ​This project will stimulate new ways of thinking about the interaction of physical systems (such as multimodal transportation networks) and social systems (such as community organizations or families of children attending a neighborhood school) in a community resilience context, expanding beyond the convention of modeling humans primarily as demand on physical systems and vulnerabilities (as opposed to unique community assets) as the sole focus for resilience planning. The survey methodology will create an original resource for designing an attitude- and values- based assessment of community resilience. This data set will complement future project phases that analyze interdependent physical and social networks as contributing to resilience.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $330,000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ  United States  85287
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105
  • Project Managers:

    Pendyala, Ram

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Cynthia

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180831
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Mobility
  • Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665592
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2018 8:00PM