Invited Session: How Resilient Should U.S. Infrastructure Be? Breaking Past Resilience Norms Through Convergent Research

Wed. 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Interlocken C
Concurrent Session 1-1

Communities rely on physical, social, and economic infrastructure. This session combines a mix of scholars and practitioners from various disciplines to explore resilience norms as they relate to ethics, law, public policy, and engineering and planning practice. Panelists will describe issues and principles associated with changing resilience norms that are grounded in research. They will also share professional experiences from bias studies in disaster mitigation and recovery, benefit-cost analyses, disaster planning scenarios, restricting laws, and the ethics of not acting.

Organizer and Moderator: Elaina Sutley, University of Kansas

Convergence Research to Redesign the Building Code for Sustained Community Functionality

Elaina Sutley, University of Kansas

Resilience is Rawlsian: Toward a Just Recovery

Shannon Van Zandt, Texas A&M University

The Wicked Challenge of Resilient Rebuilding: Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

Donovan Finn, Stony Brook University

Benefit-Cost Analysis Quantifies the Outcomes that Philosophers of Utilitarianism said Should Govern Public Policy: Providing a Theoretical Basis to Set Resilience Norms

Keith Porter, University of Colorado Boulder

What Can We Learn About Earthquake Resilience Norms in the San Francisco Bay Area from Community Engagement with the Haywired Scenario?

Anne Wein, U.S. Geological Survey