Daniel Aldrich in Times Standard: Lori Dengler: Making social connections builds social capital, community resilience
by Lori Dengler, Times Standard
Last week, I mentioned lack of social capital as one of the culprits in the Haiti earthquake disaster. Social capital is a measure of community connectedness and many studies show that it can reduce impacts and improve recovery in disaster. For me, enhancing social capital is a no-brainer. Much of how to build it is relatively easy and has the added benefit of making a our society more livable even between disasters.