The Steering Committee of the Northridge 20 Symposium, held in Los Angeles on January 16-17, 2014, has released a summary report on proceedings, findings, and preliminary recommendations from the event.
On the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, more than 600 people gathered to share the impacts, highlight accomplishments of the past two decades, and identify necessary steps forward to make our communities more resilient to future earthquakes. The Northridge 20 Symposium drew participants from a broad range of disciplines, including earth scientists, structural engineers, risk modelers, emergency managers, and public officials.
The summary report presents findings and preliminary recommendations from the symposium for next steps that can be taken in each of 11 key areas to improve earthquake resilience. By its nature, the report is not necessarily comprehensive in identifying all actions that should be taken, and the report does not attempt to prioritize the recommendations presented, or to identify interdependencies between the various action items.
Over the next year additional efforts will be undertaken to review, augment, refine, and prioritize critical actions needed to achieve greater seismic resilience. The end product of this work will be a white paper with prioritized recommendations and an action plan for implementing the necessary changes.
The Steering Committee invites you to participate in this process. Please use the form at the bottom of the web page linked below to learn more and offer suggestions related to recommendations contained in the Northridge 20 summary report.