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The Science Behind Community Resilience Assessment: An Overview of the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning

Published

Author(s)

Bruce Ellingwood, John W. van de Lindt, Therese P. McAllister

Abstract

Community resilience depends on the performance of the built environment and on supporting social, economic and public institutions which are essential for re-sponse and recovery of the community following a hazard event. The social needs of a community are not reflected in codes, standards and other regulatory documents currently used to design individual facilities. A new approach is nec-essary, one which is interdisciplinary in nature and reflects the complex inter-dependencies among the physical, social and economic systems on which a healthy and vibrant community depends. The Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, headquartered at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and eight partner universities, was established by The National Institute of Standards and Technology to advance the measurement science for understand-ing the factors that make a community resilient, to assess the likely impact of natural hazards on communities, and to develop risk-informed decision strategies that optimize planning for and recovery from disasters. This presentation summa-rizes the approach taken by the Center's research teams during its first two years to advance the science underlying community resilience assessment and risk-informed planning and recovery strategies.
Proceedings Title
12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability
Conference Dates
August 6-10, 2017
Conference Location
Vienna, AT

Keywords

Buildings, Civil infrastructure, Decision algorithms, Natural hazards, Risk.

Citation

Ellingwood, B. , van de Lindt, J. and McAllister, T. (2017), The Science Behind Community Resilience Assessment: An Overview of the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning, 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, Vienna, AT, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=923055 (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created August 9, 2017, Updated April 11, 2022