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Launching a National Conversation on Disaster Resilience in America: Workshop Summary

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With the increasing frequency of natural and human-induced disasters and the increasing magnitude of their consequences, a clear need exists for governments and communities to become more resilient. The National Research Council's 2012 report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative addressed the importance of resilience, discussed different challenges and approaches for building resilience, and outlined steps for implementing resilience efforts in communities and within government. Launching a National Conversation on Disaster Resilience in America is a summary of a one-day event in November 2012 to formally launch a national conversation on resilience. Nationally-recognized experts in disaster resilience met to discuss developing a culture of resilience, implementing resilience, and understanding federal perspectives about resilience. This report includes a broad range of perspectives and experiences derived from many types of hazards and disasters in all parts of the country.

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National Research Council. 2013. Launching a National Conversation on Disaster Resilience in America: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/18411.

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71 pages | 6 x 9
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  • Paperback: 978-0-309-28971-9
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/18411
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