The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's infrastructure resilience guidelines [electronic resource] : an initial assessment of implementation by federal agencies /
Melissa L. Finucane, Noreen Clancy, Henry H. Willis, Debra Knopman ; prepared for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]
xvi, 57 pages ; 23 cm
0833088262 (pbk), 9780833088260 (pbk.)
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Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]
0833088262 (pbk)
9780833088260 (pbk.)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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"RR-841-DHS"--Page 4 of cover.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, devastating communities across the region. This disaster motivated the federal government to examine how it might improve community and infrastructure resilience so that communities are better prepared for existing and future threats, including those exacerbated by climate change. To ensure that federal agencies incorporate key principles of resilience into their formulation, evaluation, and prioritization of infrastructure investments related to Sandy rebuilding, the Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force developed its Infrastructure Resilience Guidelines in the spring and summer of 2013. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Interagency Policy Committee's Subcommittee on Recovery and Mitigation, the RAND Corporation conducted an initial assessment of federal agencies' implementation of the guidelines. The main goal of this study was to identify the lessons learned from the opportunities and challenges encountered when implementing the guidelines. Researchers conducted semistructured interviews of 67 individuals employed by federal, state, and local government agencies and departments and nongovernmental organizations. An analysis of the interview notes and other documents provided information on different approaches to implementing the guidelines, the opportunities or challenges encountered during implementation, and whether the guidelines would be feasible to implement in nonrecovery environments. Overall, the guidelines were viewed as reflecting worthy resiliency principles that merit broader pursuit--and not just in a disaster recovery context.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-57).

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