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Integrating Airport and Community Resiliency Planning


The rise in severe weather events (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, high winds) as well as the effects of rising sea levels, and changing weather patterns (e.g., periods of extended drought) have caused significant flooding and damage to widespread regions across the United States. Airports have begun to examine what can be accomplished on airport to make airport infrastructure more resilient to the effects of such weather activity. Other modes of transportation as well as utilities and other service providers are conducting their resiliency planning as well. However, airports and the other service providers are subject to the same challenges as the communities they serve. Additionally, airports and communities realize that in order to be truly resilient, a more comprehensive and integrated region-wide examination of what is required to achieve effective regional resilience.


The objective of this research idea is to develop guidance on how airports can engage their local communities in Integrated Resiliency Planning.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/11/2021
Index Terms:Disaster resilience, Airports, Weather conditions, Regions,
Cosponsoring Committees: 
Planning and Forecasting
Terminals and Facilities

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