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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.

Building Community Resilience Town Hall

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Resilient DC will join George Washington University’s Building Community Resilience Program for their Spring 2018 Meeting. As part of their annual conference, George Washing University and THEARC are holding a town hall to discuss innovative program, practice and policy efforts underway to build community resilience in the District.


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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.