Planners have the responsibility to prepare for and mitigate challenges from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Incorporating resilience strategies into designs helps communities deal with acute shocks that require emergency management such as pandemics and natural disasters and chronic stresses including homelessness, lack of economic opportunity, aging infrastructure, or poor transit systems. The convergence of many of these factors can affect a community's potential to prosper, grow, and provide a safe and healthy place for all residents to thrive. Since location is a factor in every aspect of resilience planning, GIS is a mission-critical system in developing these strategies. GIS provides tools that local government staff can use to create and analyze designs, collaborate with stakeholders, and justify policies that create community resilience in both the short and long term.
Driving sustainable economic restoration
Explore the concepts of resilience planning, the role GIS plays, and the reality of today's planning professionals.