News & Events

  • April 25, 2018

    Alice Hill, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institute, presented to SURI students the political challenges in implementing policies for community resilience. Mrs. Hill brings expertise and unique insight from her previous roles as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience for the National Security Council.

    We thank Mrs. Hill for her insights and look foward to collaborating with her in the future to turn Stanford research into impactful policy.

  • January 29, 2018

    Sabine Loos was awarded funding for a new project on “Supporting Equitable Disaster Recovery Through Mapping” by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. SURI efforts will involve multi-source data integration to assess post-earthquake impact in Nepal through an exciting collaboration with:

    Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University (lead); Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL); Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT); World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) and World Bank Big Data Program; and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis Center (NASA-JPL/ARIA)

  • Oct 18, 2017

    Our latest mapathon was held in the Blume Center on October 18th.  Participants learned about OpenStreetMaps and contributed to our research on remote damage assessment.  Thanks to all who attended!

  • Oct 04, 2017

    The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative welcome back happy hour, info session and art reception was held on October 4th at the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center.

  • June 28, 2017

    We launched our surveys testing different methods to crowd-source post-earthquake building damage assessments using satellite imagery. Contribute here.

  • April 29-30, 2017

    For two full days, artists, scientists, engineers, and planners came together at the Artathon to create collaborative works of art that explored disaster and climate risk and envisioned creative futures for the Bay Area.  The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative was a co-sponsor of the event.

  • April 28, 2017

    The Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative in partnership with Resilient Boulder hosted a one day workshop on Innovative Financing for Resilience.

  • Sept 06, 2016

    125 Stanford Magazine featured the current work of researchers of the Stanford Resilience Initiative.

  • July 15, 2016

    Prof. Jack Baker presented on Ground Motion Simulation Validation and Engineering Applications, at the QuakeCoRE workshop on Utilisation of Ground Motion Simulations in Engineering Practice” in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • June 16, 2016

    Prof. Eduardo Miranda, Luis Ceferino and Andrés Acosta presented at PEER the findings of the Stanford reconnaissance mission of the consequences of the April 16th, 2016 Mw 7.8 Ecuador Earthquake. Video

  • May 05, 2016

    The work of Prof. Jack Baker, Maryia Markhvida and David Lallemant on rapid assessment of affected population using Google Earth Engine after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake got featured at Stanford Magazine.