Recovery-Based Policy Interventions for Single Family Residential Buildings

In this project, we study various recovery plans to minimize overall recovery time and population displacement, especially for the most vulnerable population. We focus our analysis on San Jose and a 7.2 Hayward Fault rupture by evaluating different intervention schemes for the recovery of around 200,000 single-family residential houses. Our analysis involves all parts of a regional seismic analysis, including hazard, damage, and recovery simulation. However, special emphasis is placed on the recovery time and willingness to leave of different income groups. Our ultimate goal is to create interventions that would reduce the inequity between the different income groups.

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About Me

I’m a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. My interest lies in studying earthquakes and how it affects the recovery of a region.