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Richard Little

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Richard G. Little is a Senior Fellow in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California where he teaches, consults, conducts research, and develops policy studies aimed at informing the discussion of infrastructure issues critical to California and the nation. He was formerly Director of the USC Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy. Prior to joining USC, he was Director of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council (NRC) where he directed a program of studies in building and infrastructure research. He has conducted numerous studies dealing with life-cycle management and financing of infrastructure, project management, and hazard preparedness and mitigation and has lectured and published extensively on risk management and decision-making for critical infrastructure.  Mr. Little has over forty years’ experience in planning, management, and policy development relating to civil infrastructure, including fifteen years with local government. He has been certified by examination by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is Editor of Public Works Management & Policy. He was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2008 and appointed to the California Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission in 2009. He received an M.S. in Urban-Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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June 19, 2012

The Role of Resilience in Effective Hazard Management

by Richard Little

... All in all, any number of unpleasant and believable scenarios can be constructed for the future but it is far easier to describe what is likely to happen than it is to say how likely it is to occur.  One of the major challenges facing public and private enterprise globally will be the development of effective risk management strategies in the face of the high degree of uncertainty that exists regarding these hazards.