Social Sciences (Working Group 3)


Working Group 3 is creating a series of stakeholder workshops to engage in discussion around the social and economic impacts of the Scenario.

List of Working Group Members

Tom Amabile, County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services, OES
David Racela, City of San Diego Office of Homeland Security, OHS
Joanne Phillips, California Office of Emergency Services, CalOES
Robert Thiele, American Institute of Architects
Danielle Buttacavoli, BNIM Architects
Phil Bona, BMIM Architects
David Swanson, Reid Middleton
Elizabeth Reddy, Anthropologist, Bucknell University
Gloria Muñoz, UABC Autonomous University of Baja California

Working Group Activities & Products

The following workshops are proposed and underdevelopment as a part of the Working Group 3 activities.

Workshop 1: Lifelines and Infrastructure
(Fuel, Electricity, Communications, Water & Waste Water Utilities, public transportation, roadways)
The focus of this workshop is to estimate/forecast/discuss social and economic impacts resulting from the loss of these services per HAZUS. Additionally, how these systems may look post-earthquake assuming the landscape is permanently changed. Working Group 1 will have impacts related to liquefaction and landslides that will influence this discussion.

Workshop 2: Housing, Schools, Social Services, Healthcare, and Public Health (including sanitation)
This workshop will involve stakeholders in these areas as well as a SANDAG Economist.

Workshop 3: Tourism, Agriculture, Business, and Technology

Workshop 4: Emergency Preparedness
This workshop will discuss the value of this scenario in the preparedness process and challenge the community to take individual and business preparedness efforts. Relevant participating stakeholders would include Infraguard, Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management Services, Red Cross, Navy and Marine, emergency managers/planners from the 19 jurisdictions.

Workshop 5: Integration of Stakeholders and Lessons Learned – November 2016