State of the research in community resilience: progress and challenges. Academic Article uri icon


  • Community resilience has been addressed across multiple disciplines including environmental sciences, engineering, sociology, psychology, and economics. Interest in community resilience gained momentum following several key natural and human-caused hazards in the United States and worldwide. To date, a comprehensive community resilience model that encompasses the performance of all the physical and socio-economic components from immediate impact through the recovery phase of a natural disaster has not been available. This paper summarizes a literature review of previous community resilience studies with a focus on natural hazards, which includes primarily models of individual infrastructure systems, their interdependencies, and community economic and social systems. A series of national and international initiatives aimed at community resilience are also summarized in this study. This paper suggests extensions of existing modeling methodologies aimed at developing an improved, integrated understanding of resilience that can be used by policy-makers in preparation for future events.

published proceedings

  • Sustain Resilient Infrastruct

altmetric score

  • 14.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Koliou, M., van de Lindt, J. W., McAllister, T. P., Ellingwood, B. R., Dillard, M., & Cutler, H.

citation count

  • 193

complete list of authors

  • Koliou, Maria||van de Lindt, John W||McAllister, Therese P||Ellingwood, Bruce R||Dillard, Maria||Cutler, Harvey

publication date

  • May 2018