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Umut Lagap

Quantifying post-disaster housing stock resilience

Advisors: Prof. Carmine Galasso and Dr. Roberto Gentile 
Email: umut.lagap.21@ucl.ac.uk
Funding: The Ministry of National Education, Republic of Turkey

Recently, many communities have employed regulations to build community-level resilience for different disaster scenarios such as earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, sabotage, fire, and other conscious and unconscious disasters which hinder any system or organization from working effectively. Hence, the studies about resilience have become mainstream for academicians and relevant institutions and organizations searching for ways to be prepared for extreme scenarios. However, the studies do not generally go far beyond of conceptual framework about resilience, and the ones providing numerical evidence are limited. This study aims to investigate housing stock resilience after a possible disaster in a case study and to quantify the resilience index for temporary sheltering and housing reconstruction, both of which is neglected in the existing literature.