The NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems contains a practical six-step process that communities can follow to develop resilience plans to help them prepare for hazards, adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions. It outlines crucial resilience steps for communities including:
Form a collaborative planning team
Understand the situation
Determine goals and objectives
Plan preparation, review and approval
Plan implementation and maintenance
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) also supports resilience planning, as a large number of its accredited standards developers have various standards that can be utilized for resilience and disaster preparation, ranging from floods and hurricanes to wildfires and power outages, as highlighted earlier this year during National Preparedness Month.
To access the NIST resilience guide, which will be updates as new best practices and research results become available—visit NIST's website.