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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF   winter 2018 , Volume 9 , Number 4 (36) #m00585; Page(s) 86 To 99.
 
Paper: 

Evaluating the hygienic-therapeutic resilience of Semnan province cities to natural disasters

 
 
Author(s):  FERDOWSI SAJAD, Mododi Arkhudi Mahdi*
 
* Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities Sciences, Bozorgmehr University of Qaenat, South Khorasan, Qaen, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Background: Managers and planners should have a special approach to provide the hygienic-therapeutic facilities and infrastructures due to the importance of hygienictherapeutic resources to increase the resiliency of settlements against natural disasters. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the cities of Semnan province based on effective hygienic-therapeutic indicators in urban resiliency. Method: This descriptive-analytical study aims to evaluate the cities of Semnan province based on effective hygienic-therapeutic indicators in urban resiliency. The indexes of this study were evaluated using Vikor model. Findings: The results indicated that the cities of Shahroud, Damghan, Garmsar, Aradan, and Sorkheh have efficient performance in providing services due to appropriate therapeutic facilities and infrastructure at the time of natural disasters. However, the cities of Mehdishahr, Miami, and Semnan with desirable mismatch between the population, health facilities, and infrastructure have lower resilience than other parts of Semnan province facing natural disasters. Conclusion: The results of this study show that managers and planners can lead the cities of province to enhance resilience to natural hazards by evaluating and analyzing this process in Semnan province and resilience strategies considering the available capacities and competitive advantages.
 
Keyword(s): resilience,natural hazards,vulnerability,hygienic,therapeutic
 
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