Hazards Planning Research Center

Community Resiliency

Resiliency is the concept that embodies a community's ability to bounce back successfully from a disaster. It embraces a number of lessons from behavioral sciences and depends in part upon planning, but also upon community attitudes, determination, and leadership.

The Hazards Planning Research Center is regularly seeking opportunities to examine better ways to use planning to make communities more resilient, including rebuilding greener communities that are better adapted to climate change and resistant to future energy price shocks.