The New First Line of Defense: Building Community Resilience through Residential Risk Disclosure
University of Central Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)
NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants
Human and Social
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 Yet many residents remain unaware that the building codes and zoning regulations they expect to protect them become outdated as environmental stressors, local development patterns, materials science, and construction practices change.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.