The actions taken to address the risks posed by hazards, the impacts of hazards, and the recovery from disasters are most often observed and undertaken at a community level. Communities, as complex socio-ecological systems, seek the means to develop effective planning and decision-making processes that increase their resilience to hazards and their potential adverse effects. This guide presents a practical approach for communities to develop customized resilience plans that incorporate the social dimensions of a community and the relationship to its physical elements (i.e. built environment) and encourage the establishment of recovery-oriented goals for the performance of buildings and infrastructure systems.
Keywordscommunity; resilience; preparedness; hazard; mitigation; recovery; planning; built environment; buildings; infrastructure
The development of a guide standard for community resilience planning has been requested by multiple stakeholders, both community end-users and technical practitioner organizations, to provide standardized input on technically credible planning processes. Potential users of the guide standard are end-user community government officials developing a resilience plan for their built environment, technical support organizations (e.g. private sector firms) working directly with local government officials, or organizations conducting research to advance planning for resilience of the built environment.
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