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Sustainability and Resilience in Communities


So what is sustainable resilience? Sustainable resilience is the ability of communities to confront changing conditions, absorb disturbances with flexibility, and utilize existing resources and local partnerships to achieve community goals without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Everyone can do something to support more sustainable and resilient living.

Sustainable resilience engages all aspects of community life: government, business and industry, jobs, food systems, natural environment, water resources, energy, housing, health care, education, transportation and infrastructure, workforce development, and more. OPSP has scoured many existing sustainability and resilience models and tools and developed a clearinghouse of resources designed to assist you. These resources provide a great start; combined with partnerships between citizens, the private sector, local, state, and federal government, academia, and non-governmental organizations, your community can become more sustainable and resilient.



Jennifer Tribble



Kendra Abkowitz


This Page Last Updated: February 4, 2021 at 11:13 AM