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:
- Conduct a literature survey analyzing asset-based approaches for defining and measuring disaster resilience;
- Identify gaps between asset-based approaches and community scale approaches and develop a conceptual approach to define and measure disaster resilience at the community scale; and
- Publish a technical report that synthesizes findings from the research effort to set the stage for further developments.
MCEER Bulletin Article
Past MCEER Research on Disaster Resilience
Community Resilience Index Project
Project Team Web Site
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