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Community Resilience Data Workshop

Workshop Report: Data, Information, and Tools Needed for Community Resilience Planning and Decision-Making

Officials from local, state, and federal governments across the country joined practitioners and researchers on October 25-26, 2018, in a workshop to identify and prioritize the kinds of data, information, and tools that are available – or needed – to help communities to improve their resilience in the face of natural and human-induced hazard events. The workshop was cosponsored by the NIST Community Resilience Program and the NIST-supported Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience. The steering committee guiding the workshop included representatives from the National Association of Counties, International City/County Management Association, American Planning Association, National Association of Regional Councils, National League of Cities, and the National Association of Development Organizations. 

The workshop report outlines potential next steps to advance data, information, and tools for community resilience and provides options for future collaborations among communities, practitioners, and researchers to advance the science and practice of community resilience planning. Broadly, the report highlights the following:

  1.  Communities seek practical approaches and methods to develop resilience plans, communicate with stakeholders, and track progress.
  2.  Development of resilience data standards would improve the accessibility of data and tool development for communities, practitioners, and researchers.
  3.  Advancing plan implementation requires identifying optimal funding opportunities and evaluating the economic benefits and costs of resilience projects.

    The original announcement for the workshop can be found here: Data Workshop Announcement.


    Created December 6, 2018, Updated February 27, 2020