• Data practices for measuring and monitoring recovery after the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence

    This report presents a case study that is a part of a larger Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) effort called “Seismic Observatory for Community Resilience – A Program to Learn from Earthquakes” funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation under award number 1235573. The project builds on the multi-decade and multi-disciplinary EERI Learning From Earthquakes …

  • Measuring state-level policy activity for earthquake resilience

    An article I co-authored recently came out on the topic of activity and coverage of state-level policies to improve earthquake resilience (mitigation was emphasized). The study catalogued “all” of the state-level legislation and executive orders either directly relevant to seismic risk reduction or clearly related. For the most part, these were determined by reference in …

  • A case study of Louisiana’s resilience to Hurricane Isaac power outages

    The first journal article from our NSF RAPID research project on the socio-technical resilience of Louisiana to the Hurricane Isaac power outage and restoration, which was described in this post, has come out in ASCE’s Journal of Infrastructure Systems. You can grab the article here.

  • What Does Community Disaster Resilience Look Like

    This is a question that guided my students and I in developing a fictional news site www.resilientkingcounty.org with fake stories about a 10 year anniversary of a future Seattle Fault earthquake. Students used information generated during workshops I designed and facilitated with King County Office of Emergency Management as part of their Resilient King County initiative. Participants of …