Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

CARRI in Action

CARRI partnered with Firestorm® (a national leader in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment and business continuity) to conduct monthly interactive workshops to provide information, situational updates and actionable insights, advice, and support before, during, and after disasters and crises. The workshops were free, featured nationally recognized expert panels, and were organized to follow a PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM. ® process. The workshops were supported by public and private organizations interested in long-term recovery. This concept was predicated on decades of experience with natural disaster response, crisis management, and recovery in the US.

CARRI also partnered with the Kostas Research Institute, Northeastern University to support the ongoing recovery of the metro-New York City region while informing efforts to strengthen the resilience of its critical infrastructure, and to identify lessons learned to guide how other major urban coastal areas should enhance the resilience of their transportation, energy, health service, and communications systems to better withstand, more rapidly recover, and adapt to significant disasters. The project was built around four daylong symposia held in the summer, fall and early winter of 2013-14.