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 finds. Funded by the and the , the report, (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.