A framework to understand the relationship between social factors that reduce resilience in cities: Application to the City of Boston

The International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction published an article I wrote entitled A framework to understand the relationship between social factors that reduce resilience in cities: Application to the City of BostonThis article focuses on the application of the Social Determinants of Vulnerability to the City of Boston. I submitted the article as open access to widely share the results of my research. My hope is that cities will be able to leverage this as a resource to better understand the way social factors impact their residents' ability to prepare for, respond to, adapt to, cope with, and recovery from emergencies. Cities can use the Social Determinants of Vulnerability Framework to conduct targeted community engagement to include the most vulnerable communities in the emergency planning process. The resilience of our communities depends upon engaging people to build healthy, safe, and economically strong communities. The Framework is a first step toward the journey of inclusive planning.