Becoming a resilient community does not happen overnight – reducing risk and building resilience is a journey that must be taken over time. Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a programmatic approach developed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to help cities on this journey. The Resilience Roadmap lays out these three steps and is a tool that cities can use regardless of where they are in their resiliency journey.
We chose to focus this year’s Resilient Virginia Conference on the numerous economic opportunities that currently exist for building community resilience in the state. Let’s be clear – businesses and communities will increasingly face risks in infrastructure damage, supply chain disruptions, and the toll on workers. However, by taking advantage of economic opportunities, they can begin to address the risks they are facing.