“Recent national and international experience with natural and human-caused disasters highlights several realities. First, the planet on which we live … provides frequent and often unpredictable extreme events. … Second, extremes often trigger disruptions of communities that persist after the event that exceed a community’s ability to recover on its own. … Third, resilience to disasters is built at the community level. No community is immune to disasters, and no community is an island unto itself. The emerging role of critical infrastructure, just-in-time manufacturing, and the globalization of the economy means that all individuals and communities are interdependent. Fourth, responsibility for building community resilience cannot rest with the public sector alone. … All sectors must collaborate to build community-level disaster resilience. This report addresses these realities. It surveys what we know about effective private-public collaboration and how it may enhance community disaster resilience. It delineates areas where resilience-focused collaboration could benefit with more knowledge, and it lays out a comprehensive research agenda.”
This report is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION IN RESILIENCE.