Title

Hounslow

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Stapleton, Patricia A.

Center

LOND / London Project Center

Abstract

The goal of the project was to produce hazard, vulnerability, and risk maps of the London Borough of Hounslow for improved emergency planning. The team collected hazard information from the Community Risk Register and emergency plans to identify and map hazards. We used 2011 UK Census data to identify and map vulnerable populations who might be more susceptible to harm and slower to recover from hazard events. The team combined several Census variables to produce composite indices of vulnerability (‘Economic Stability,’ ‘Minority Status,’ ‘Evacuation,’ and ‘Public Health’). The maps of hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks will be used by the Contingency Planning Unit of the London Borough of Hounslow to better prepare for emergencies in the future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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