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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.

Energy, Resources and Environment Practicum Presentation: “Cities as Innovation Centers: Investing in Resilient Infrastructure”

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Resilient DC will join Johns Hopkin’s Energy Resource and Environment Program for a presentation by its Practicum team followed by a panel discussion. This presentation and panel discussion will identify traditional barriers to investing in resilience and investigate best practices for implementing resilience. The research focuses on coastal cities: communities that are most vulnerable to climate change, but hold the greatest potential to develop innovative solutions.


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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.