Hazard mitigation planning must include a risk assessment, but the majority of the tools available to planners are not suited to the campus level and are geared at quantitative analysis which is dependent on a level of data which is not necessarily available. This presentation consists of a discussion of some techniques which have been successful in university planning efforts, and will seek to involve the audience in sharing strategies which they have also found useful. In particular, the techniques which will be discussed are prioritization of campus buildings as relates to the various university functions (student life, academics, research, etc.), using HAZUS to generate boundary files which can then be exported into the GIS environment, and other qualitative risk assessment methodologies. A successful risk assessment involves not just the Advisory Committee, but also the various campus stakeholders. This presentation will also discuss how to make these various strategies inclusive and how to involve folks in what are typically considered the more technical aspects of planning.
Jerolleman, Alessandra, "Innovative Risk Assessment Methodologies at the Campus Level" (2011). DRU Workshop 2011 Presentations - Disaster Resistant University Workshop: Building Partnerships in Mitigation. Paper 14.