Disaster Resilience

Introduction

The Disaster Resilience Index section provides information on the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities BRICs using the framework provided by Cutter et al. (2010). Cutter’s framework folds the resilient and vulnerable variables of a city into a unified set of indices - to produce aggregated information on disaster resilience. The BRICS index comprises six categories for disaster resilience including, economic, social, environmental, institutional, infrastructural, and community capital.

The BRIC framework is provided by Cutter et al. (2010).

BRIC

The BRIC index comprises six categories for disaster resilience

Economic

Social

Environmental

Institutional

Infrastructural

Community Capital

Who does this Information Help?

  1. An EDA Officer looking to review the disaster profile of a county/an applicant.
  2. A Local economic developer reviewing sections of their community that needs investment support.

Computation/Data Source

The disaster resilience index was implemented on the Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRICs) that was developed by Cutter et.al (2010). A maximal set was implemented, providing indices, and customizable sets of descriptors that cover social resilience, economic resilience, institutional resilience, infrastructure resilience, and community capital. Data from StatsAmerica was used, and additional data sets will be added into our flexible architecture on an as-needed basis.