The University of British Columbia

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Downtown Survey

We conducted a door-to-door survey of the businesses affected by the July 14, 2008 downtown Vancouver blackout. We gathered data on the blackout's impacts on businesses and the actions businesses took to address the event. We are also completing a database on the infrastructure failure interdependencies (IFIs) associated with the blackout and we will use the survey data to verify our newspaper data collection method.

Blackout Report: Downtown Vancouver Blackout 2008: Assessing Disruptions to Businesses