Well-planned investments in urban resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change can also improve a city’s economic performance and livability, a report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) finds. Funded by the Kresge Foundation and the New York Community Trust, the report, Ten Principles for Building Resilience, outlines the themes that have emerged from ULI’s resilience-focused advisory services work and the economic, environmental, and social factors that contribute to urban resilience.
The principles include understanding a community’s vulnerabilities to shocks and stresses; strengthening and diversifying job and housing opportunities; addressing racial, social, environmental, and economic injustices and promoting equity; and designing risk reduction initiatives and infrastructure in ways that also enhance the quality of life in the community and its economic development potential.
Links to resource:
- View the report Ten Principles for Building Resilience (pdf)
- Visit the Urban Land Institute website to learn more about the institute, their events, programs, and publications
- Visit the Kresge Foundation website to learn about how they’re expanding opportunities in American cities
- Visit the New York Community Trust website to learn how they’re supporting nonprofits in New York City