Ten Principles for Building Resilience

Ten Principles for Building Resilience

Well-planned investments in urban resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change can also improve a city's economic performance and livability, a report from the Urban Land Institute finds. Funded by the Kresge Foundation and the New York Community Trust, the report, Ten Principles for Building Resilience (44 pages, PDF), outlines the themes that have emerged from ULI's resilience-focused advisory services work and the economic, environmental, and social factors that contribute to urban resilience. The principles include understanding a community's vulnerabilities to shocks and stresses; strengthening and diversifying job and housing opportunities; addressing racial, social, environmental, and economic injustices and promoting equity; and designing risk reduction initiatives and infrastructure in ways that also enhance quality of life in the community and its economic development potential.