The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit defines resilience as “the capacity of a community, business, or natural environment to prevent, withstand, respond to, and recover from a disruption.”
A resilient community is one that can rebound, adjust, and thrive amid changing conditions and challenges. Resilience is more than being able to rebuild after a disaster. It means being able to “bend but not break” or to “bounce forward, rather than bounce back.”
ESP’s resiliency team includes certified professional planners with a long history of advancing risk reduction into local community planning. We have been working with local communities to develop critically important plans that address hazard risk reduction and contribute to advancing community resilience for over 20 years.