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National Capital Region Resilience System

The mission of this Working Group is to build resilience in Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region through engaging intelligent social networks. A special focus of the NCR Resilience System during the summer and fall of 2009 will be to engage severity-indexed, trigger point-based, prospective best practices, before the second wave of SO-H1N1 hits.

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Gina Angiola Hank Rappaport Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald

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How To Make Cities More Resilient - A Handbook For Local Government Leaders

submitted by Kay Goss

unisdr.org - March 2012

A contribution to the global campaign 2010-2015 Making Cities Resilient – 'My City is Getting Ready!':

This handbook provides mayors, governors, councillors and other local government leaders with a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose. It discusses why building disaster resilience is beneficial; what kind of strategies and actions are required; and how to go about the task. It offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the "Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient" as set out in the global campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!".

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