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For nearly three decades of practice, Laurie Johnson has worked to improve the urban environment and help reduce, manage, and communicate natural and man-made risks ...​


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Increasing Community Resilience through Improved Lifeline Infrastructure Performance

This article appears in the summer issue of The Bridge, published by the National Academy of Engineering, which features several articles on engineering for disaster resilience. Laurie Johnson was the co-director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology 2016 study, Critical Assessment of Lifeline System Performance: Understanding Societal Needs in Disaster Recovery, that assesses societal expectations of acceptable lifeline infrastructure system performance levels and proposes a series of actions pertaining to policy, modeling, systems operations, and research needs that will facilitate improved lifeline infrastructure performance during disasters.

After Great Disasters: An In-Depth Analysis of How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery

This book authored by Laurie A. Johnson and Robert B. Olshansky, and its companion Policy Focus Report, chronicles the processes and outcomes of community recovery and reconstruction following major disasters in six countries: China, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. Post-disaster reconstruction offers opportunities to improve construction, renew infrastructure, create new land use arrangements, reinvent economies, and improve governance. If done well, reconstruction can help break the cycle of disaster-related impacts and losses, and improve the resilience of a city or region.