With support from the Kresge Foundation, ULI is launching a white paper series as part of its new Urban Resilience Program. The series will explore a range of topics, including how to make communities more adaptive to climate change, as well as the important financial and insurance components of resilience planning.
The first paper in the series, Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk, draws upon ULI’s groundbreaking Advisory Services panel report, After Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability, which was the product of a special panel conducted in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. That report made 23 recommendations for the New York-New Jersey region to address their rebuilding and resilience challenges. This white paper takes those 23 recommendations and recasts them to show how they are applicable to communities outside of the East Coast of the United States. Presented here are 23 core resilience strategies for public officials and private stakeholders to address resilience in their own communities across the country.