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:
- 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?
Since its foundation, the ResilientAmerica program has carried out several measures of resilience activities:
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|Consensus Study||September 2016-August 2018|
The Measuring Community Resilience consensus study aims to better understand how measurement work is established or advancing in communities across the U.S., and to glean lessons from researchers, communities, and practitioners that can set forth promising ways to understand, communicate, or measure resilience in the future.
|Measurement Tool||June 2016 to January 2018|
ResilientAmerica implemented the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Framework in Cedar Rapids, IA and Charleston, SC. to establish their baseline flood resilience.
The Measuring Community Resilience webinar showcased two communities, Minneapolis and Spokane, that are using measures to track progress toward community goals.
The Measuring Flood Resilience webinar provided an overview of the Flood Resilience Measurement Framework and the ResilientAmerica’s experiences implementing the framework in Iowa and South Carolina.
|Panel ||June 2016|
State of Resilience Community Workshop panel discussion, Measuring Resilience, featured representatives from Minneapolis, MN and Longmont, CO who shared their journey in developing community measures in their communities.
The Measures of Community Resilience for Local Decision Makers workshop focused on community experiences and information about ways to advance the development and implementation of resilience measures by and within diverse communities.
The Community Resilience in Charleston workshop brought together community stakeholders from across the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in Charleston, SC to learn about local resilience efforts and begin identifying community resilience needs and priorities.
The Community Resilience in Cedar Rapids/Linn County workshop brought together community stakeholders from across the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors in Linn County, IA to learn about local resilience efforts and begin identifying community resilience needs and priorities.
The Measures of Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied workshop developed a preliminary framework of resilience measures/indicators that can aid communities in building a culture of resilience.
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