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Resilient DC



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Resilient DC is the strategy for DC to thrive in the face of change. It is a tactical implementation strategy that brings together and aligns other major planning efforts into one coordinated effort to confront the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Region Forward Coalition Meeting

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Resilient DC will speak at the next Region Forward Coalition meeting. Region Forward is COG's vision. It's a commitment by COG and its member governments, who together seek to create a more prosperous, accessible, livable, and sustainable metropolitan Washington. The purpose of the new Regional Forward Coalition is to oversee the next steps recommended in Region Forward and advise the COG Board on future comprehensive regional planning and implementation activities.


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What Is Resilience?

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Building resilience means strengthening DC’s immune system so that we can deal with any possible challenge. By strengthening the underlying fabric of our city and better understanding the potential shocks and stresses it may face, we ensure that DC thrives in the face of change.

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DC's Resilience Challenge

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Resilient DC is focused on three main drivers of change: economic and population growth, climate change, and technological transformation. It also focuses on individual resilience, acknowledging that we can only become a more resilient city by addressing longstanding health and safety challenges.