Briefing paper

Resilience of community-scale infrastructure systems is a dynamic state that results from the interaction of diverse and context-specific technical, institutional and social factors. In particular, in conditions of uncertainty, social and institutional enablers, such as knowledge, context, agency, and clear lines of responsibility, become more important than technical enablers for building community resilience.

Outcomes of this research include:
• A preliminary set of technical, institutional and social enablers of resilience;
• An initial conceptual framework indicating the relative value of resilience enablers under uncertainty; and
• Preliminary assessment criteria for improving the resilience of community-scale urban infrastructure.

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