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.
The following links will take you to Community Resilience Planning pages that were use during the community planning process. The pages are either live, meaning the planning process is presently on-going or completed and is kept here for others to possibly use as an example for their own work.
- Resilience Weed
- Resilience Guadalupe (website not yet available)
- CalPoly Presentation, November 2018. (pdf)
- Western Planner article by Tom Brandeberry
- 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)
- City of Weed Resilience Plan (pdf)– This is the Resilience Weed final plan. It was It is likely the first example of a rural resilience planning process complete in California, and most likely the United States.