The Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation
build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.
|What We Do|
Measures and Metrics
Measures of Resilience
As part of its ongoing commitment to connect with communities across the country, the ResilientAmerica program organizes and hosts activities that bring communities together to share their knowledge and learn from each other about their resilience building successes and challenges. One of the four pillars of the ResilientAmerica program is to work with communities to identify or develop ways to measure disaster resilience. Measuring resilience is one way communities can assess their current level of resilience and identify areas for improvement. In the past several years, there have been many efforts to develop tools and frameworks to measure community resilience. Yet, many communities struggle with how to develop and implement resilience measures.
The Roundtable’s work in measures of resilience helps communities develop ways to answer these hard questions:
Since its foundation, the ResilientAmerica program has carried out several measures of resilience activities:
- How resilient is your community?
- How would you go about determining how resilient you are or how resilient you should be?
- And how do you measure progress towards becoming resilient?
- Implementation of the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Framework: Cedar Rapids, IA and Charleston, SC, June 2016 to present
- Webinar: Measuring Community Resilience, September 2016
- Webinar: Measuring Flood Resilience, August 2016
- Panel: State of Resilience Community Workshop panel discussion and breakout session, Measuring Resilience, June 2016
- Workshop: Developing Community Resilience Measures, July 2015
- Workshop: Community Resilience in Charleston, April 2015
- Workshop: Community Resilience in Cedar Rapids/Linn County, April 2015
- Workshop: Measures of Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied, September 2014
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