The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft guide to assist communities with preparing for and recovering from human-caused and natural disasters. The goal of NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems is to assist communities with being proactive with regards to resiliency, making them better able to adapt to changing climate conditions, withstand hazards, and recover efficiently in their aftermath. Dr. Willie May’s blog on the commerce.gov website sums up the project well. The draft will be open for comments until June 26, 2015. Please take some time to give it a read and provide feedback.