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Measuring Hazard Mitigation Success: Issues in Measuring Mitigation Success

Measuring Hazard Mitigation Success: Issues in Measuring Mitigation Success

The first part of the class is a lecture on the issues and approaches to measuring success in hazard mitigation. The instructor discusses potential indicators of successful mitigation projects and processes, describes and critiques various quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques, and assesses the political, social, and economic aspects of successful mitigation. The second part of the class is a structured discussion in the form of a debate on the pros and cons of alternative definitions and measures of mitigation success. Student teams make the case for and against benefit cost analysis and community studies, referring to evidence and positions in the literature to substantiate their arguments. They suggest practical techniques for measuring mitigation success at the national,... Show More
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