BUILDING KNOWLEDGE AND INVESTING IN SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW
We are committed to building new knowledge and contributing to the development of research-based solutions that will influence the disciplines we serve.
OUR RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
COMMUNITY HAZARD RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGIES: A STUDY OF PRACTICAL CHALLENGES AND METHODOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THIRA
One way to better understand and manage existing and emerging threats, is to more accurately understand those factors that contribute to these destructive events. Because we recognize these needs, this research was conducted to 1) investigate the various hazard risk assessment methodologies, 2) evaluate the methodological benefits and challenges of current hazard risk and vulnerability methodologies, 3) assess the fundamental methodological components of a reliable, accurate, and compliant community hazard risk assessment, and 4) validate contemporary hazard risk modeling programs. READ MORE
CONCEPTUALIZING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY DISASTER RECOVERY: A CASE STUDY OF LONG-TERM COMMUNITY RECOVERY
The development of the National Response Plan in 2004, and its successor document the National Response Framework in 2008, established a comprehensive, national approach to domestic incident management across the spectrum of activities to include community disaster recovery. Although the implementation of long-term community recovery has been initiated in several post-disaster environments, the acceptance and success of the program varies from disaster to disaster and community to community. To provide understanding of community recovery success, it is of critical importance to identify the attributes that are important in foster the community recovery process and to identify indicators that can be used to evaluate the success of a community's long-term recovery progress. READ MORE