The importance of restoring social networks among citizens to enable effective response efforts


In particular in urban environments, following a disaster, practitioners stated that one of the first steps to be taken is to help restore social networks amongst civilians, as this may help with effective communication and disaster response efforts: “in the cities the social network is missing while it is still present in the smaller realities. That should be the first step to take in the cities… reconstructing the social network” (G6; R5).

Note: See source document for full reference.

Applicable to: