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Guide Brief 1 - Characterize the Population



Community Resilience Program NIST


This Guide Brief provides additional rationale and guidance regarding the first part of Step 2 in the Guide, “Characterize social functions and dependencies” which starts with “Characterize the population.” The intended audience is the social dimensions task group of the collaborative planning team. Information is provided for their use in discussions with local experts who interpret social and economic data. Additional guidance is offered for those that use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map and present different types of spatial information.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - SP1190-GB-1
Report Number


resilience, community resilience planning guide


Program, C. (2016), Guide Brief 1 - Characterize the Population, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created September 30, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018