Resilience describes the capacity of communities to function, so that the people living and working in a community– particularly the poor and vulnerable – survive and thrive no matter what stresses or shocks they encounter.
Resilience (planning) to date has focused on urban cities, metropolitan communities, and not on America’s rural communities. Most research and case studies of resilience (planning) have focused on specific resilience (for example, ecosystems) and not on general resilience planning, one that looks as the whole community and it parts as the ecosystem.
On this page you will find articles, resources and materials that should help you understand the meaning of resilience and resilience planning.
- Power Point presentation from Cal Poly student on Rural Community Resilience Planning. (pdf)
- Power Point presentation from on Rural Community Resilience Planning given at the Utah APA conference. (pdf)