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Disaster Resilience Presentations and Events


The presentations below were given by MCEER-funded investigators at the 2006 Annual Meeting. The meeting devoted a day to defining the concept of resilience, and exploring fundamental resilience metrics – robustness, redundancy, resourcefulness and rapidity – by which disaster resilience can be better measured and improved.

MCEER: A Paradigm for Decision Support to Improve Multiple Hazards Resilience (pdf)

Michel Bruneau, MCEER Director

Resilience: Defining and Measuring What Matters (pdf)

Michel Bruneau & Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado at Boulder

Using Remote Sensing Technologies to Improve Resilience  (pdf)

Ronald Eguchi, ImageCat, Inc.

Resilience of Geographically Distributed Lifeline Systems (pdf)

Thomas O’Rouke, Cornell University

Resilience of Critical Infrastructure and Facilities (Hospitals, Highways & other Structures) (pdf)

Michel Bruneau

Remote Sensing to Enhance Post-Disaster Resilience

Beverley Adams, ImageCat, Inc.

Enhancing Resilience Against Multiple Hazards using Innovative Spatial Data Architectures: A Modern View of the Relationship between GIS and Database Technology

Art Lembo, Cornell University

Rapidity and the Electric Power System: Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Ice Storms

Rachel Davidson, Cornell University

Linking Lifeline Systems and Community Resilience

Stephanie Chang, University of British Columbia

Disaster Resilience: A Demonstration for Highway Networks

Masanobu Shinozuka, University of California, Irvine

Simulation-Based Multi-Hazard Decision Support

Gary Dargush, University at Buffalo

System Performance under Multi-Hazards

Mircea Grigoriu, Cornell University

Multi-Hazard Resistant Highway Bridge Bent

Michel Bruneau, University at Buffalo


2006 Annual Meeting
June 29-30, 2006, Arlington, Virginia