Creating Resilient Transportation Systems

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems
Author: John Renne,Brian Wolshon,Pamela Murray-Tuite,Karl Kim,Anurag Pande
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9780128168202
ISBN 13: 012816820X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems Book Review:

Creating Resilient Transportation Systems: Policy, Planning and Implementation demonstrates how the transportation sector is a leading producer of carbon emissions that result in climate change and extreme weather disruptions and disasters. In the book, Renne, Wolshon, Murray-Tuite, Pande, and Kim demonstrate how to minimize the transportation impacts associated with these urban disasters, with an ultimate goal of returning them to at least status quo in the shortest feasible time. Assesses the short and long-term impacts of transportation systems on the natural environment at local, regional and global scales Examines transportation systems in relation to risk, vulnerability, adaptation, mitigation, sustainability, climate change and livability Shows how urban transportation investments in transit, walking and bicycling result in significantly lower per capita carbon emissions when compared to investing in sprawling, automobile dependent regions

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Planning
Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-01-24
ISBN 10: 0470540931
ISBN 13: 9780470540930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Transportation Planning Book Review:

"The Great American Dream of cruising down the parkway, zipping from here to there at any time has given way to a true nightmare that is destroying the environment, costing billions and deeply impacting our personal well-being. Getting from A to B has never been more difficult, expensive or miserable. It doesn't have to be this way. Jeffrey Tumlin's book Sustainable Transportation Planning offers easy-to-understand, clearly explained tips and techniques that will allow us to quite literally take back our roads. Essential reading for anyone who wants to drive our transportation system out of the gridlock." -Marianne Cusato, home designer and author of Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use and Avoid ?The book is full of useful ideas on nearly every page.? ? Bill DiBennedetto of Triple Pundit As transportations-related disciplines of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban economics, and social policy have undergone major internal reform efforts in recent decades Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities? economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. Starting with detailed advice for improving each mode of transportation, the book offers guidance on balancing the needs of each mode against each other, whether on a downtown street, or a small town neighborhood, or a regional network.

Securing Transportation Systems

Securing Transportation Systems
Author: Simon Hakim,Gila Albert,Yoram Shiftan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1119078245
ISBN 13: 9781119078241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Transportation Systems Book Review:

Addresses a variety of challenges and solutions within the transportation security sphere in order to protect our transportation systems • Provides innovative solutions to improved communication and creating joint operations centers to manage response to threats • Details technological measures to protect our transportation infrastructure, and explains their feasibility and economic costs • Discusses changes in travel behavior as a response to terrorism and natural disaster • Explains the role of transportation systems in supporting response operations in large disasters • Written with a worldwide scope

Resilient Cities Second Edition

Resilient Cities  Second Edition
Author: Peter Newman,Timothy Beatley,Heather Boyer
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-06
ISBN 10: 1610916859
ISBN 13: 9781610916851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities Second Edition Book Review:

Drawing from research and examples about resilient cities, this book looks at new initiatives and innovations cities can implement.

Vision reality

Vision reality
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112045135008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Washington State Freight System Resiliency

Washington State Freight System Resiliency
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038801478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Washington State Freight System Resiliency Book Review:

The economic viability and well-being of Washington State is significantly influenced by the freight transportation system serving the region. An increased understanding of the vulnerability of this freight system to natural disasters, weather, terrorist acts, work stoppages and other potential freight transportation disruptions will provide the State with the information necessary to assess the resiliency of the transportation system, and provide policy makers with the information required to improve it. This research project will: a) Identify a set of threats or categories of threats to be analyzed. b) Assess the likelihood of each event occurring within certain time horizons. c) With the threats and their probabilities, analyze the resiliency of the Washington transportation system. This will include 1) identifying the most valuable and least valuable components, both infrastructure and operational characteristics, of the transportation system with respect to moving freight, 2) identify the most likely events and the impact of those events, and 3) develop strategies for making WSDOT investments that would support improvements in the resiliency of the transportation system. Deliverables may include the following: i. Identification of the most likely events and failures ii. Identification of the weak points in the transportation system iii. Identification of improvements that will have the largest benefits in terms of the state's ability to move freight when faced with a transportation system failure iv. Identification of the most important elements of the transportation system in terms of the state's ability to move goods v. Provide suggestions as to how WSDOT investments can best improve the resiliency of the transportation system. The outcome of this research effort will help shape and guide transportation policy and infrastructure investment decisions in the future.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Disaster Resiliency

Disaster Resiliency
Author: Naim Kapucu,Christopher V. Hawkins,Fernando I. Rivera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 1136239952
ISBN 13: 9781136239953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resiliency Book Review:

Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably continue to occur, but by understanding the concept of resiliency as well as the factors that lead to it, communities can minimize their vulnerabilities and increase their resilience. In this volume, editors Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, and Fernando I. Rivera gather an impressive array of scholars to provide a much needed re-think to the topic disaster resiliency. Previous research on the subject has mainly focused on case studies, but this book offers a more systematic and empirical assessment of resiliency, while at the same time delving into new areas of exploration, including vulnerabilities of mobile home parks, the importance of asset mapping, and the differences between rural and urban locations. Employing a variety of statistical techniques and applying these to disasters in the United States and worldwide, this book examines resiliency through comparative methods which examine public management and policy, community planning and development, and, on the individual level, the ways in which culture, socio-economic status, and social networks contribute to resiliency. The analyses drawn will lead to the development of strategies for community preparation, response, and recovery to natural disasters. Combining the concept of resiliency, the factors that most account for the resiliency of communities, and the various policies and government operations that can be developed to increase the sustainability of communities in face of disasters, the editors and contributors have assembled an essential resource to scholars in emergency planning, management, and policy, as well as upper-level students studying disaster management and policy.

Climate Action Planning

Climate Action Planning
Author: Michael R. Boswell,Adrienne I. Greve,Tammy L. Seale
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1610919637
ISBN 13: 9781610919630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Action Planning Book Review:

Climate change continues to impact our health and safety, the economy, and natural systems. With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every day there are new examples of cities approaching the challenge of climate change in creative and innovative ways—from rethinking transportation, to greening city buildings, to protecting against sea-level rise. Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine the mix of policy and planning instruments available to every community. Boswell, Greve, and Seale also look at process and communication: How does a community bring diverse voices to the table? What do recent examples and research tell us about successful communication strategies? Climate Action Planning brings in new examples of implemented projects to highlight what has worked and the challenges that remain. A completely new chapter on vulnerability assessment will help each community to identify their greatest risks and opportunities. Sections on land use and transportation have been expanded to reflect their growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. The guidance in the book is put in context of international, national, and state mandates and goals. Climate Action Planning is the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. It should be a first stop for any local government interested in addressing climate change.

Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters

Healthy  Resilient  and Sustainable Communities After Disasters
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community's Public Health, Medical, and Social Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 0309316227
ISBN 13: 9780309316224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healthy Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters Book Review:

In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of dollars from public, private and charitable sources are invested to help communities recover. National rhetoric often characterizes these efforts as a "return to normal." But for many American communities, pre-disaster conditions are far from optimal. Large segments of the U.S. population suffer from preventable health problems, experience inequitable access to services, and rely on overburdened health systems. A return to pre-event conditions in such cases may be short-sighted given the high costs - both economic and social - of poor health. Instead, it is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters identifies and recommends recovery practices and novel programs most likely to impact overall community public health and contribute to resiliency for future incidents. This book makes the case that disaster recovery should be guided by a healthy community vision, where health considerations are integrated into all aspects of recovery planning before and after a disaster, and funding streams are leveraged in a coordinated manner and applied to health improvement priorities in order to meet human recovery needs and create healthy built and natural environments. The conceptual framework presented in Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters lays the groundwork to achieve this goal and provides operational guidance for multiple sectors involved in community planning and disaster recovery. Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters calls for actions at multiple levels to facilitate recovery strategies that optimize community health. With a shared healthy community vision, strategic planning that prioritizes health, and coordinated implementation, disaster recovery can result in a communities that are healthier, more livable places for current and future generations to grow and thrive - communities that are better prepared for future adversities.

Children and their Urban Environment

Children and their Urban Environment
Author: Claire Freeman,Paul Tranter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136539700
ISBN 13: 9781136539701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and their Urban Environment Book Review:

In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change. The authors highlight the importance of planners, architects and housing professionals in creating positive environments for children and involving them in the planning process. They argue that children‘s lives are becoming simultaneously both richer and more deprived, and that, despite apparently increasing wealth, disparities between children are increasing further. Each chapter includes international examples of good practice and policy innovations for redressing the balance in favour of child supportive environments. The book seeks to embrace childhood as a time of freedom, social engagement and environmental adventure and to encourage creation of environments that better meet the needs of children. The authors argue that in doing so, we will build more sustainable neighbourhoods, cities and societies for the future.

Urban Systems Design

Urban Systems Design
Author: Yoshiki Yamagata,Perry P. J. Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 0128162937
ISBN 13: 9780128162934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Systems Design Book Review:

Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era shows how to design, model and monitor smart communities using a distinctive IoT-based urban systems approach. Focusing on the essential dimensions that constitute smart communities energy, transport, urban form, and human comfort, this helpful guide explores how IoT-based sharing platforms can achieve greater community health and well-being based on relationship building, trust, and resilience. Uncovering the achievements of the most recent research on the potential of IoT and big data, this book shows how to identify, structure, measure and monitor multi-dimensional urban sustainability standards and progress. This thorough book demonstrates how to select a project, which technologies are most cost-effective, and their cost-benefit considerations. The book also illustrates the financial, institutional, policy and technological needs for the successful transition to smart cities, and concludes by discussing both the conventional and innovative regulatory instruments needed for a fast and smooth transition to smart, sustainable communities. Provides operational case studies and best practices from cities throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa, providing instructive examples of the social, environmental, and economic aspects of “smartification Reviews assessment and urban sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and CASBEE, examining how each addresses smart technologies criteria Examines existing technologies for efficient energy management, including HEMS, BEMS, energy harvesting, electric vehicles, smart grids, and more

Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities
Author: Peter Newman,Timothy Beatley,Heather Boyer
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781597268639
ISBN 13: 1597268631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilient Cities Book Review:

The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they choose hope. This is not a book filled with "blue sky" theory (although blue skies will be a welcome result of its recommendations). Rather, it is packed with practical ideas, some of which are already working in cities today. It frankly admits that our cities have problems that will worsen if they are not addressed, but it suggests that these problems are solvable. And the time to begin solving them is now.

Lifelines

Lifelines
Author: Stephane Hallegatte,Jun Rentschler,Julie Rozenberg
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1464814317
ISBN 13: 9781464814310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifelines Book Review:

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. Access to basic infrastructure is also a key driver of economic development. This report lays out a framework for understanding infrastructure resilience - the ability of infrastructure systems to function and meet users’ needs during and after a natural hazard. It focuses on four infrastructure systems that are essential to economic activity and people’s well-being: power systems, including the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; water and sanitation—especially water utilities; transport systems—multiple modes such as road, rail, waterway, and airports, and multiple scales, including urban transit and rural access; and telecommunications, including telephone and Internet connections.

Better Buses Better Cities

Better Buses  Better Cities
Author: Steven Higashide
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN 10: 1642830151
ISBN 13: 9781642830156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Buses Better Cities Book Review:

Imagine a bus system that is fast, frequent, and reliable—what would that change about your city? Buses can and should be the cornerstone of urban transportation. They offer affordable mobility and can connect citizens with every aspect of their lives. But in the US, they have long been an afterthought in budgeting and planning. With a compelling narrative and actionable steps, Better Buses, Better Cities inspires us to fix the bus. Transit expert Steven Higashide shows us what a successful bus system looks like with real-world stories of reform—such as Houston redrawing its bus network overnight, Boston making room on its streets to put buses first, and Indianapolis winning better bus service on Election Day. Higashide shows how to marshal the public in support of better buses and how new technologies can keep buses on time and make complex transit systems understandable. Higashide argues that better bus systems will create better cities for all citizens. The consequences of subpar transit service fall most heavily on vulnerable members of society. Transit systems should be planned to be inclusive and provide better service for all. These are difficult tasks that require institutional culture shifts; doing all of them requires resilient organizations and transformational leadership. Better bus service is key to making our cities better for all citizens. Better Buses, Better Cities describes how decision-makers, philanthropists, activists, and public agency leaders can work together to make the bus a win in any city.

Securing Global Transportation Networks

Securing Global Transportation Networks
Author: Luke Ritter,J. Michael Barrett,Rosalyn Wilson
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556038058780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Global Transportation Networks Book Review:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Viable, value-creating solutions for securing global transportation networks Securing Global Transportation Networks demonstrates how improved security processes can create value across all the business functions throughout an entire value chain. Readers will learn a whole new security management philosophy, as explained through domestic and international examples and case studies ranging from major retailers such as Home Depot to shipping giants such as Maersk and FedEx. This book also looks ahead to future developments and "best practices" for the future. If you're charged with making or evaluating transportation security decisions, you'll find the tools you need to succeed -- and prosper -- with the Total Security Management approach. Explains globalization's impact on transportation networks Creates a framework for realizing a return on security investments by integrating it as a core business process Details how transportation firms, investors, and insurance companies can measure and reward smart security practices that protect a firm's fixed assets, assets in transit, brand equity and goodwill, and human capital INSIDE: Global Trade and Total Security Management The Total Security Management Framework Creating Value: The Case for TSM The Risk Management Approach to TSM Securing Fixed Assets Securing Assets in Transit Securing Brand Equity and Goodwill Securing Human Capital TSM and Business Continuity Planning The End of the Beginning Excellent book, written by three veterans of the industry and featuring a foreword by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security...the authors develop in the book the concept of Total Security Management, and use compelling case studies to illustrate their point that a secure business is a successful business...The book further demonstrates the financial benefits of investing in security, and also how to protect physical corporate assets, whether they be fixed or goods in transit...this book is a must for anyone working in or around global transportation industries. -- Reviewer: Rob Ballister--Military Writers Society of America Board Member, 9/24/08

Resilience Thinking

Resilience Thinking
Author: Brian Walker,David Salt
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781597266222
ISBN 13: 1597266221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resilience Thinking Book Review:

Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing resources. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles of change, and seeks to understand the qualities of a system that must be maintained or enhanced in order to achieve sustainability. It explains why greater efficiency by itself cannot solve resource problems and offers a constructive alternative that opens up options rather than closing them down. In Resilience Thinking, scientist Brian Walker and science writer David Salt present an accessible introduction to the emerging paradigm of resilience. The book arose out of appeals from colleagues in science and industry for a plainly written account of what resilience is all about and how a resilience approach differs from current practices. Rather than complicated theory, the book offers a conceptual overview along with five case studies of resilience thinking in the real world. It is an engaging and important work for anyone interested in managing risk in a complex world.

Research Results Digest National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Research Results Digest   National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Author: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924090515507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cities and Agriculture

Cities and Agriculture
Author: Henk de Zeeuw,Pay Drechsel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 1317506618
ISBN 13: 9781317506614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and Agriculture Book Review:

As people increasingly migrate to urban settings and more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, it is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. This volume presents experience and evidence-based "state of the art" chapters on the key dimensions of urban food challenges and types of intra- and peri-urban agriculture. The book provides urban planners, local policy makers and urban development practitioners with an overview of crucial aspects of urban food systems based on an up to date review of research results and practical experiences in both developed and developing countries. By doing so, the international team of authors provides a balanced textbook for students of the growing number of courses on sustainable agriculture, food and urban studies, as well as a solid basis for well-informed policy making, planning and implementation regarding the development of sustainable, resilient and just urban food systems.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
Author: National Academies,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Committee on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-12-29
ISBN 10: 0309261503
ISBN 13: 9780309261500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

No person or place is immune from disasters or disaster-related losses. Infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, social unrest, or financial disasters in addition to natural hazards can all lead to large-scale consequences for the nation and its communities. Communities and the nation thus face difficult fiscal, social, cultural, and environmental choices about the best ways to ensure basic security and quality of life against hazards, deliberate attacks, and disasters. Beyond the unquantifiable costs of injury and loss of life from disasters, statistics for 2011 alone indicate economic damages from natural disasters in the United States exceeded $55 billion, with 14 events costing more than a billion dollars in damages each. One way to reduce the impacts of disasters on the nation and its communities is to invest in enhancing resilience--the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from and more successfully adapt to adverse events. Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative addresses the broad issue of increasing the nation's resilience to disasters. This book defines "national resilience", describes the state of knowledge about resilience to hazards and disasters, and frames the main issues related to increasing resilience in the United States. It also provide goals, baseline conditions, or performance metrics for national resilience and outlines additional information, data, gaps, and/or obstacles that need to be addressed to increase the nation's resilience to disasters. Additionally, the book's authoring committee makes recommendations about the necessary approaches to elevate national resilience to disasters in the United States. Enhanced resilience allows better anticipation of disasters and better planning to reduce disaster losses-rather than waiting for an event to occur and paying for it afterward. Disaster Resilience confronts the topic of how to increase the nation's resilience to disasters through a vision of the characteristics of a resilient nation in the year 2030. Increasing disaster resilience is an imperative that requires the collective will of the nation and its communities. Although disasters will continue to occur, actions that move the nation from reactive approaches to disasters to a proactive stance where communities actively engage in enhancing resilience will reduce many of the broad societal and economic burdens that disasters can cause.