Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers: Proceedings of a Workshop
by Charlene Milliken, Committee on Processes and Objectives for Community Measures of Resilience, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
This document consists of the proceedings of the July 14-15, 2015 “Developing Community Resilience Measures” workshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The conference focused on four pilot communities: Charleston, Cedar Rapids, Seattle, and Tulsa. The workshop included analysis of resilience case studies in the Bay Area and Boston, as well as breakout groups on six community-oriented topics such as the physical environment, human environment, and governance. The workshop resulted in multiple findings, including that there is a lack of data sharing between the public and private sector, as well as actionable ways to improve the process of resilience planning such as considering timeframe and community inclusion.