The Community Resilience Handbook
Edited by George B. Huff, Jr., Edward A. Thomas, and Nancy McNabb.
Just published Sept. 2, 2020 by the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, “The Community Resilience Handbook” is a guide for lawyers, municipal officials, and other stakeholders seeking to build and strengthen resilient communities. It presents theoretical frameworks and practical tools to help communities better withstand and more quickly recover from disruptive events like natural disasters. This book incorporates the contributions of many members of the NHMA and the Resilient Neighbors Network as Subject Matter Experts in their particular areas of expertise. We are proud to announce its publication and note its availability for purchase on the ABA website.
A Living Mosaic, the Disaster Risk Reduction Ambassador Curriculum and the Lessons Learned Report
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association is extremely proud to announce the release of three vitally important and much needed documents concerning Disaster Risk Reduction. The documents are:
- The Disaster Risk Reduction Ambassador Curriculum;
- A Living Mosaic: A Path Forward; and
- Lessons Learned.
Planning and Building Livable, Safe & Sustainable Communities
The Patchwork Quilt Approach
Nationwide, we are finding that often communities and their residents determine that it makes sense to build, and rebuild, safely and wisely. Wherever people are subject to repeated, devastating visits from the natural processes of our planet: from Aroostook County in Maine, to the Gulf Coast, to communities on the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Rivers people are clamoring to find ways to safely reconstruct their homes and businesses, or even relocate away from the natural hazards in their locations. Accomplishing this objective is not simple. No single agency or program exists that effectively addresses all the diverse needs in areas impacted by repeated floods and other natural disasters. But by Nania, that is all of us working all together, creative strategies can be crafted for individuals and communities and, thus, turn vision into reality
- Mayors Climate Protection Center
- Climate Solutions University: Community Adaptation Plans and Case Studies
- Building Sustainability
- Discovering Community Power
- Intro Asset Mapping
- Mapping Business Assets
- Mapping Capacity
- Voluntary Associations in low-income neighborhoods
Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, and Resiliency
- ASFPM Building Public Support Guide Floodplain Management
- Community Responsive Management: Notes for the Field: Occasional Papers on Resilience to Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Mitigation. “Who are those people anyway?” and “What do they think why are doing?” Building local trust for disaster preparedness, recovery, sustainable developement, resiliency and mitigation. By: Richard L. Krajeski and Kristina J. Peterson
- Community Responsive Management: Notes for the Field: “Who Listens? When, Where, and Why”. Building local capacity for disaster preparedness, recovery, vulnerability reduction, and sustainable resilient development. By: Richard L. Krajeski and Kristina J. Peterson.
- Emergency Management Partnering with the Whole Community: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management. By: Barbara J. Miller.
- Kids Preparedness Guide: A Disaster Preparedness Guide For Kids Spanish
- Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning: FloridaDisaster.org SERT
- UNDP Guidance for Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning [pdf]
- The Climate Centre Heatwave Guide for Cities [pdf] Recommendations for emergency managers including some urban planning actions to consider.
Natural Hazard Mitigation
- Florida Disaster: Substantiating Mitigation in Florida – Flood, Hurricane, Wildfire and and more, includes loss avoidance studies.
- NHMA 2012 Workshop Proceedings: Proceedings and Videos
- NHMA Resource Page: Contains Best Practices, Web Links, Historical Information, Resources by Topic and more….
- NHMA Presentations and Recorded Webinars
- Useful Links Provided by NHMA: contains Natural Hazard Mitigation links, Assistance, Education, Resources, Blogs, Research Centers, Climate Changes, Professional Associations, and E-Journals.
- National Symbols Cache