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Join the NIST Center of Excellence Documenting and Modeling Community Recovery Webinar Thursday, May 3, 9-11 AM (MDT)

Learn about the NIST-­funded Center for Risk-­Based Community Resilience Planning and how its research is advancing models of community recovery, and is informed by field studies.

Click here to access the webinar link.

A resilient community is prepared for and can adapt to changing conditions and can withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions to its physical, economic, and social infrastructure. Modeling community resilience for purposes of risk-­informed decision requires a collaborative effort by experts in engineering, economics, social sciences, and information sciences to explain how community systems interact and affect recovery efforts. Over the last three years, Center researchers have been working on fundamental research on hazard characterization, models of physical, social and economic systems, damage and losses following hazard events, recovery of community systems, and optimization of alternative options to improve resilience – all at the community-­scale.

Join this informational Webinar to learn more about the Center’s recent activities. A brief introduction of the Center and a recap of the past webinars and the Center’s research accomplishments will be followed by two presentations.  The first summarizes the interdependent physical, social, and economics models of communities being developed. These include physics-based models of networks and buildings, combined with computable general equilibrium models and population dislocation models, which are presented within the context of several testbed communities.  The second presentation explains the approaches being used within the Center to model housing recovery in a testbed community, followed by integrated data sampling techniques developed for the Center’s longitudinal resilience field study of Lumberton, NC.  The latter highlights the integration of social science and engineering data collection techniques to better inform community resilience models.

The webinar will have an open Q&A “chat” session at the end.

Center information and past webinars are available at

Released April 13, 2018, Updated March 28, 2019