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The New First Line of Defense: Building Community Resilience through Residential Risk Disclosure

Implementing Organization

University of Central Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,403,554

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants

Details

Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Resilience

Targeted Resources

Project Description

The first line of defense for residents and their resilience is housing protected from natural hazard impacts. Yet many residents remain unaware that the building codes and zoning regulations they expect to protect them become outdated as environmental stressors, local development patterns, materials science, and construction practices change. Improved residential risk disclosure is a key component for building resilient communities. To make informed decisions about where to live and how to protect housing investments, residents require knowledge about potential natural hazard exposure and impacts along with available mitigation strategies. This project aims to advance community resilience by improving people’s understanding of risks.

Contact

Christopher Emrich
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gulfgrants@nas.edu
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Project Partners

None

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