How is Minnesota approaching resilience?

Resiliency must look at creating a livable, sustainable community with access to affordable housing, a vibrant economy where all can participate, appropriate management of water and natural resources, and long-term development of energy security and community health. To accomplish this, Minnesota’s  Ripples of Resilience (RoR) approach has two main components:

1) a Comprehensive Community Resiliency Formula applied across five layers of resiliency (housing, economy, resources, energy, and health) that assesses existing vulnerabilities, stressors, and recovery needs, implements prescriptive solutions, develops long-term positive community outcomes, and maximize co-benefits, and

2) a proactive decision-making process that prioritizes a solution, or develops a synergistic combination of solutions, based on its ability to create ripples of positive impact across populations, sectors, geographies, and time.

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