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Academic Emergency Management and Related Courses (AEMRC) for the Higher Education Program

Building Disaster Resilient Communities (Summary)

Developed by Raymond J. Burby with the assistance of Timothy Beatley, David Brower, Robert Deyle, Steven French, David Godschalk, Edward Kaiser, Jack Kartez, Robert Olshansky, Robert Paterson and Anna K. Schwab. This 649-paged course is intended as a senior-level "capstone" course within a Hazards/Emergency Management Bachelor Degree program. Topics include: building resilience to hazards, developing skills in formulating programs to strengthen resilience, assessing existing and emerging community conditions that contribute to vulnerability to hazards, working with and effectively communicating with stakeholders, and working as a member of a problem-solving team to lessen the future vulnerability of communities.

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