The Community Resilience Handbook

    Edited by George Blaine Huff Jr, Edward A Thomas, and Nancy McNabb

    The Community Resilience Handbook

    The Community Resilience Handbook

    Edited by

    Resilience is a community's ability to withstand and quickly recover from disasters and other hazardous events. This comprehensive guide to community resilience for state and local officials, disaster relief organizations, and concerned attorneys and community members encapsulates the ABA's commitment to promoting community resilience as set forth in Resolution 108, which is included as an appendix.

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    Community resilience requires collaboration across many sectors and professions, and this book’s interdisciplinary authorship reflects that collaboration. Chapters present perspectives on:

    • Recommended approaches and resources;
    • Resilient infrastructure;
    • Avoiding legal challenges to higher standards for development and redevelopment;
    • Organizational resilience and business continuity;
    • Resilient agriculture and environmental considerations;
    • Financial considerations;
    • Measuring and assessing risk;
    • The role of lawyers in promoting resilience;
    • Government leadership in promoting resilience;
    • Collaboration and building a culture of continuity; and
    • International standards on resilience.

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    8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

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