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:
- Communities seek practical approaches and methods to develop resilience plans, communicate with stakeholders, and track progress.
- Development of resilience data standards would improve the accessibility of data and tool development for communities, practitioners, and researchers.
- Advancing plan implementation requires identifying optimal funding opportunities and evaluating the economic benefits and costs of resilience projects.
- Workshop Report:
- Workshop Agenda
- Workshop Presentations:
- "Data Workshop Introduction " Therese McAllister, John van de Lindt, Bruce Ellingwood
- "Cedar Rapids: Data and Tools Used in Planning and Carrying Out a Successful Resilience Strategy " Sandi Fowler
- "Sifting Through the Debris/Data: Recovery & Resiliency in Santa Rosa " Sean McGlynn
- "Resilient? Chester County " Janet Zeis
- "Using HAZUS to Estimate the Performance of Critical and Essential Facilities " Edward S. Fratto
- "The 2013 Oregon Resilience Plan:Bridging the Gaps –A Five Year Review " Jay Wilson
- "The Role of Citizens: A Whole Community Approach to Recovery Data and Vision " Jane Cage
- "What Does Resilience Look Like? " Scott G. Davis
- "Resilience Planning in Washington, DC " Josh Ghaffari
- "Community Resilience Priorities and Solutions " Gerry Horak
- "HAZUS & NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide " Justin Kates
- Workshop Videos:
- The opening remarks of the October 25-26, 2018 Community Resilience DataWorkshop https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience/community-resilience-data-workshop.
- Keynote Address: Sandi Fowler, the Deputy City Manager of Cedar Rapids, Iowa gives the Keynote Address for the October 25-26, 2018 Community Resilience Data Workshop https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience/community-resilience-data-workshop .
- Session 1: Arrietta Chakos, Sean McGlynn, and Janet Zeis discuss the data, information, and tools needed by communities to characterize themselves, set long-term goals, and make decisions at the October 25-26, 2018 Community Resilience Data Workshop https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience/community-resilience-data-workshop.
- Session 2: Edward Fratto and Jay Wilson discuss of data, information, and tools needed by communities to determine performance gaps of the built environment at the October 25-26, 2018 Community Resilience Data Workshop https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience/community-resilience-data-workshop.
Session 3: Jane Cage, Scott Davis, JoshGhaffari and Gerry Horak discuss the data, information, and tools used bycommunities to prioritize their performance gaps and select solutions to closethose gaps at the October 25-26, 2018 Community Resilience Data Workshop https://www.nist.gov/topics/community-resilience/community-resilience-data-workshop.
The original announcement for the workshop can be found here: Data Workshop Announcement.