Building Blocks for a Resilient City
Resilience is the ability of communities to withstand and recover from disasters as well as to learn from past disasters to strengthen future response and recovery efforts.
A resilient community can:
- Determine what it needs to reduce damage and to use its assets or resources wisely. The community is resourceful with what it has, no matter its condition or whether it has a lot of resources.
- Not only bounce back quickly, but take the opportunity to strengthen health, environmental, social and economic systems.
- Learn from past emergencies so that it can be better prepared for the next response.
- Partnerships: Bridging organizations and people
- Self-sufficiency: Neighbor-to-neighbor ties and skills and supports to thrive
- Education: Promoting understanding across disaster cycle
- Engagement: Using innovative strategies to reach all people
... work together to achieve ...
- Community recovers quicker
- More community development
- Ability to care for all people
- Residents equipped to respond
- Connected organizations and people
For more information, please visit www.rand.org/resilience-in-action.html
This report is part of the RAND Corporation infographic series. RAND
infographics are design-focused, visual representations of data and information
based on a published, peer-reviewed product or a body of published work.
Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.