​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​comres475.png​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cities are increasingly challenged with resource shortages, natural hazards, economic fluctuations, and terrorism. Community Resilience focuses on the capacity of communities to continue functioning when faced with disruptive stresses or shocks to the system. 

Community resilience is evaluated by the  sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of change and uncertainty, whether caused by resource stresses, societal stresses, or acute events. 


Building Resilient Regions (BRR)

BRR, a network affiliated with the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, has assessed the resilience capacity of 361 U.S. metropolitan regions. 

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 Community Resiliency

​​A resilient and sustainable community depends on a collaborative partnership between residents, government, businesses, NGOs, and academic institutions in an effort to respond and recover quickly enough to avoid social, environmental, and economic systems from reaching catastrophic breakdowns when major disruptive incidents occur. Achieving resilience requires a community to think about long-term plans and the necessary engagement necessary for delivering robust resilience and recovery actions. Resilience building must be deliberate in creating policies and practices to prepare communities and neighbors by providing necessary awareness of tools, knowledge, and platforms to engage. 

arrow_bullet_blue.pngCommunity Resiliency focuses on a sustained ability of communities to survive, adapt, and recover from shocks and stresses, which can be achieved by actions that build preparedness by promoting social connectedness, day-to-day health and well-being of individuals, and the environment, economy, and social systems.

focuses on environmental, economic, and social needs of a community without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. 

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