Increas­ing cit­i­zen resilience through bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion of risk


In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty, Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab will devel­op and test three approach­es to com­mu­ni­cat­ing risk. The lessons learned will then be trans­ferred to prac­ti­tion­ers in munic­i­pal­i­ties and at the Min­istry of Pub­lic Security. 

This research project is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to test three approach­es to com­mu­ni­cat­ing risk to groups of cit­i­zens. In order to gain the broad­est pos­si­ble per­spec­tive, these approach­es will address four dif­fer­ent types of haz­ard: floods, land­slides, acci­dents involv­ing haz­ardous mate­ri­als, and earth­quakes. Par­tic­i­pants will com­plete a quan­ti­ta­tive ques­tion­naire before and after the com­mu­ni­ca­tion activ­i­ty in order to mea­sure its effect on atti­tudes and behaviour.

Cité-ID will ana­lyze results and trans­fer sci­en­tif­ic and tech­ni­cal knowl­edge, along with the instru­ments devel­oped and refined through the project, to rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty and munic­i­pal offi­cials and staff.

This project will be under­tak­en between Jan­u­ary 2019 and March 2022.