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Project Team

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Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering;
University at Buffalo

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Geography; University at Buffalo

Michel Bruneau
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering;
University at Buffalo

Lucy Arendt
Management; University of Wisconsin Green Bay

Gian Paolo Cimellaro
Structural/Geotechnical Engineering; University of Torino, Italy

Graduate Students

Amy Frazier
Geography;
University at Buffalo

Sponsor

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Project Duration

9/2009 to 9/2010


A Framework for Defining and Measuring Disaster Resilience at the Community Scale

“A Framework for Defining and Measuring Disaster Resilience at the Community Scale,” funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), builds on previous MCEER research linking the four resilience properties (robustness, redundancy, resourcefulness, and rapidity) and resilience dimensions (technical, organizational, societal and economic). The project is developing quantitative and qualitative models to measure the disaster resilience of communities in terms of capital assets such as hospitals and asset classes such as health care facilities. Over the longer term, these models will enable the development of decision-support software tools to help planners, key decision makers and stakeholders enhance the disaster resilience of their communities.

The research effort has three main tasks:

Related Links

MCEER Bulletin Article

Past MCEER Research on Disaster Resilience

Community Resilience Index Project

 

Project Team Web Site

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