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MCEER’s resilience publications provide quantitative data on the extent to which various hazard mitigation measures result in improved resilience for infrastructure systems, hospitals, and communities. They provide organizations and communities with a suite of resilience-enhancing tools validated through test-beds and demonstration projects, such as lifeline services in Los Angeles and hospitals in both Los Angeles and New York State.


Emilia Earthquake of May 20, 2012 in Northern Italy: Rebuilding a Community Resilient to Multiple Hazards

G.P. Cimellaro, M. Chiriatti, A.M. Reinhorn and L. Tirca; MCEER-13-0006; 6/30/2013; 246 pages;


L'Aquila Earthquake of April 6, 2009 in Italy: Rebuilding a Resilient City to Multiple Hazard

G.P. Cimellaro, I.P. Christovasilis, A.M. Reinhorn, A. DeStefano and T. Kirova; MCEER-10-0010; 12/29/2010; 286 pages; To learn more about MCEER's reconnaissance activities following the L'Aquila earthquake, click here.


A Framework for Defining and Measuring Resilience at the Community Scale: The PEOPLES Resilience Framework

C.S. Renschler, A.E. Frazier, L.A. Arendt, G.P. Cimellaro, A.M. Reinhorn and M. Bruneau; MCEER-10-0006; 10/8/2010; 106 pages; To learn more about MCEER's Resilience Project, click here.


Quantification of Disaster Resilience of Health Care Facilities

G.P. Cimellaro, C. Fumo, A.M. Reinhorn and M. Bruneau; MCEER-09-0009; 9/14/2009; 212 pages;


Enhancements to Hospital Resiliency: Improving Emergency Planning for and Response to Hurricanes

D.B. Hess and L.A. Arendt; MCEER-09-0007; 7/20/2009; 78 pages;


System Performance Under a Multi-Hazard Environment

C. Kafali and M. Grigoriu; MCEER-08-0006; 3/4/2008; 246 pages;


Linking Lifeline Infrastructure Performance and Community Disaster Resilience: Models and Multi-Stakeholder Processes

S.E. Chang, C. Pasion, K. Tatebe and R. Ahmad; MCEER-08-0004; 3/3/2008; 154 pages;


White Paper on the SDR Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction

M.Bruneau, A. Filiatrault, G. Lee, T. O'Rourke, A. Reinhorn, M. Shinozuka and K. Tierney; MCEER-05-SP09; 12/5/2006; 40 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.