Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.

Project Center

London, England


Due to increasing concern about the potential impacts of climate change, the Royal Borough of Kingston decided to perform a vulnerability, hazard, and risk analysis to assist emergency planning and preparedness as well as help shape climate change adaptation strategies. Our team incorporated aspects from several methods of performing a vulnerability analysis to produce the preferred method for Kingston. A social vulnerability index was calculated using variables identified by three of more sources as being indicative of increased vulnerability to identify the most socially and economically vulnerable areas in Kingston.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts