2014 : The Application of Quality of Life Metrics

Prof.Ir. Happy Ratna Sumartinah M.Sc, Ph.D


The current “resilience gap” is how it can be enabled in reality from its apparent idealistic grounding? This chapter accepts that a first step should be the establishment of a suitable metric for resilience measurement. It then describes the theoretical construct for using Quality of Life Models and develops one particular model, namely the DASS42. It does this with 7 case studies that cover a decade of work in various post disaster situations. The case studies seek to highlight the operational contexts and issues encountered to reach this “reality” of enabling resilience; and the lessons learnt trying. • Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2005 (Asian Tsunami 2004) • Manshera, Pakistan in 2005 (The Kashmir Earthquake 2005) • Sichuan, China in 2008 (The Sichuan or Wenchuan Earthquake 2008). • Port au Prince, Haiti in 2011 (The Haitian Earthquake 2010) • The Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch in 2011 (The Christchurch Earthquake 2011) • Tacloban, Philippines in 2013 (Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda 2013) • Informal settlements in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2008 and 2013 (no disaster as such).