In a time-span of eight years (2006-2014), the state of Missouri experienced 23 Presidential Major Disaster Declarations, with severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes as the most common type of weather events. The amount of resources and funding required to respond to severe disasters at such high frequency is unsustainable. The need to increase regional resilience has never been greater, as the health and wellbeing of communities across the country depend on their capacity to plan and respond to future disaster events. The Institute of Public Policy was compelled to research the ways communities can become more resilient and the characteristics of resilient communities. Working papers that detail this research are located below.
Working Paper 02: “Missouri Energy Management Preliminary Analysis” – Sonja Erickson, Institute of Public Policy
Working Paper 03: “Emergency Management in Six Counties” – Sonja Erickson, Institute of Public Policy
Working Paper 05: “Resilience Model Summaries and Application” – Erin Meyers, Institute of Public Policy
Working Paper 07: “Measuring Resilience and Vulnerability in U.S. Counties” – Kathleen K. Miller, Truman School of Public Affairs; Angela Johnson, CARES; Brian Dabson, Institute of Public Policy
“Research Methodology of Resilience and Vulnerability Indexes” – Kathleen K. Miller, Truman School of Public Affairs; Angela Johnson, CARES; Brian Dabson, Institute of Public Policy
“Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches” – Brian Dabson, Institute of Public Policy and the National Association of Development Organizations