Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.


CARRI Presentations


CARRI often works as a convener to bring together leading resilience researchers from across the country to share lessons learned on their research and discuss priorities for the future. Below are several presentations that offer unique insights on community resilience– researchers explored these topics at the 2009 Resilience Research Workshop in Colorado co-hosted by CARRI and the National Hazards Center (NHC) at the University of Colorado and the 2009 CARRI Community Forum.

Resilience Research Workshop:

The Natural Environment and Ecosystems; the Built Environment and Infrastructure

  • Coastal Community Resilience Index, Presented by John Pine, Appalachian State University John Pine
  • Building Resilience in Regional Infrastructure Systems, Presented by Tim McDaniels, University of British Columbia Tim McDaniels

Health and Mental Health; Firms, Markets, and Regional Economies

  • Mental Health and Resilience, Presented by Fran H. Norris, Dartmouth Medical School and National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research Fran Norris
  • Resilience Research and Public Health Preparedness, Presented by Monica Schoch-Spana, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Monica Schoch-Spana
  • Economic Resilience, Presented by Adam Rose, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, University of Southern California Adam Rose
  • ResiliencyPlus, Presented by Jack Pyne, ResiliencyPlus, LLC, North River Solutions, Inc. Jack Pyne

Populations: Sociodemographic Issues and Vulnerability; Civil Society and Social Capital Issues

  • Resiliency Through the Lens of Displacement Vulnerability and Long-Term Recovery, Presented by Ann-Margaret Esnard, Florida Atlantic University Ann-Margaret Esnard
  • Disaster Resilience – Seeing, Measuring, and Promoting, Presented by Elaine Enarson, Independent Scholar and Consulting Sociologist Elaine Enarson
  • Disaster Resilient Organizations, Bay Area Preparedness Initiative, Presented by Richard Eisner, FRITZ Institute Richard Eisner
  • Practice Theory, Presented by Randolph Rowel, Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy Randolph Rowel

Methods and Measurement in the Study of Resilience

  •  Baseline Indicators for Disaster Resilient Communities, Presented by Susan L. Cutter, Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina Susan Cutter
  • Advancing Coastal Community Resilience, Presented by Walter Peacock, Texas A&M University Walter Peacock

Applications and Evaluation

  • What Approaches are Currently Being Used to Assess Resilience? Presented by Gavin Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gavin Smith
  • MHDP Scenarios: Stimulus and Probe of Resiliency, Presented by Keith Porter, University of Colorado, Boulder Keith Porter

CARRI Community Forum

Private Sector at the Heart of Community Resilience

  • Mary Graham, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (Charleston Low Country Area): Continuity of Business Training Courses and Materials Mary Graham
  • Rick Bowker, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (Memphis Urban Area): Training and Educating Businesses in Continuity and Contingency Planning Rick Bowker

Enhancing Community Resilience through Coordination

  • Yvonne Madlock, Shelby County Department of Public Health (Memphis Urban Area): Coordination and Collaboration Between Department of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services, and Hospitals
  • Mark Ashley, Naval Seabees (Gulfport): Coordination Between Local Government and Federal Assistance Providers to Get Essential Services Back Online Mark Ashley
  • Dr. John Simkovich, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (Charleston Low Country Area): Regional Hospital Collaborative for Disaster-Related Medical Care that has Improved Overall Quality of Care in the Area

Building Local Capacity to Enhance Community Resilience

  • Roberta Avila, Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force (Gulfport): Building Local Capacity for Provision of Mental Health Services, Volunteer Coordination, and Case Management Roberta Avila
  • Rev. Jack Little, East Cooper Community Outreach (Charleston Low Country Area): Outreach, Capacity Building, and Post-Disaster Distribution of Goods and Services to Low-Income Populations Jack Little
  • Adele Lyons, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Gulfport): Integration of Non-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations Into Formal Disaster Planning and Response Operations Adele Lyons

Local Government Leading the Way

Mac Burdette, Town of Mt. Pleasant (Charleston Low Country Area): Guaranteed Support Agreements with Sister Cities Outside Strike Zone Mac Burdette

Dr. John Kelly, City of Gulfport (Gulfport): Local Government Preparedness and Systems for Post-Disaster Response John Kelly

Col (Ret) Ted Fox, Shelby County Division of Public Works (Memphis Urban Area): “I’m Ready” Shelby County Operation Readiness Campaign Ted Fox