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College of Arts & Sciences
Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

Social Vulnerability and Place Vulnerability Analysis Methods and Application for Corps Planning II: Technical Analyses

Investigator: Susan Cutter (PI)

This project provides an assessment of the quantitative procedures for social vulnerability and place vulnerability analyses for US Army Corps Civilian Works plan formulation/evaluation and Emergency Management planning. The project includes a literature review on the Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) and its application. The project also entails the development of a simplified SoVI (termed SoVI Lite) for use in Corps planning, and a technical appendix documenting the procedures for constructing the SoVI-Lite and sensitivity analyses comparing SoVI-Lite to the original SoVI.