Posts Tagged ‘Community Resilience’

Empowering Resilience in Energy and Water Systems: Addressing Barriers to Implementation of Urban Hydroelectric Micro-turbines

Posted: July 27, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Jennifer F. Sklarew, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Dann M. Sklarew, Ph.D., Associate Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University Introduction Energy and water systems face numerous challenges to resilience. […]

Resilience and Risk Management in Smart Cities

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Lori W. Gordon, MPA, PMPGeorge W. McAleese HWC, Inc. The concept of “Smart Cities” is increasingly dominating the conversation around the future of urban environments. As more and more cities rush to embrace this concept, Smart City projects are rapidly outpacing the policies governing their development. While Smart City projects present incredible opportunities for municipalities […]

The Human Landscape – The Functional Bridge between the Physical, Economic, and Social Elements of Community Resilience

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm, Last Updated: November 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Dr. John R. Hummel, Global Security Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Jennifer L. Schneider, Collaboratory for Resiliency and Recovery, Rochester Institute of Technology Introduction Community resilience results from the collective output of a set of elements within contributing systems. Figure 1 provides a conceptual view of the elements that can contribute to community resilience. […]

From Our Partners – Communicating Risk and Resiliency: Special Considerations for Rare Events

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

J.D. Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP CH2M Daniel Vallero. PhD, MASCE Duke University Introduction Managing risks must be underpinned by scientifically credible risk assessments,[1] with numerous points of communication along the risk paradigm.  Low-probability, high-consequence (rare) events present special challenges to risk communications.  Scientific and engineering rigor are essential for rare events, as they are for […]