ICMA has collected its greatest ideas and practical strategies on the topic of resiliency to share with you before the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference arrives in September. This year, a portion of the educational sessions will focus on creating communities that last.
Today’s communities face a complicated world with the problems and opportunities that come with it. Local government managers have a responsibility to ensure that their communities stand the test of time and remain viable and strong for generations to come. The ICMA "must reads" listed here address the economic, social, and environmental resiliency issues faced by communities of all sizes and the innovative solutions that colleagues and partners have found to be successful.
This article includes information that can help jump-start a discussion in your own community. Seize the opportunity to become a resilient community that isn’t defined by adversity, but by your response when faced with challenges.
Compelling stories of local government professionals and how they overcame the disruptive challenges in their community – both personal and professional.
At its core, resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity and the unexpected.
Cities and counties may be imagined by planners or architects; their directions may be invoked by politicians or civic leaders, and their capabilities may be burnished by financiers or educators. Ultimately, however, they are successful because of the collective energies and the creative chaos of the people who live and work in them.
This ICMA/GFOA white paper explores how local governments are addressing the challenge of bridging infrastructure financing gaps.
From Life, Well Run comes six stories of managers bringing their communities through disasters to a more sustainable future.
The Planning for Climate Adaptation program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by ICMA, improved the ability of communities in the Dominican Republic to develop participatory land use plans to help reduce the impacts of climate change. This infographic provides a summary of program results.
In Esri Smart Communities Case Studies Series, the Fort Lauderdale case study identified five ways the city was able to promote resiliency with GIS technology.
Cort Jones, communications manager, National Recreation and Parks Association, argues that parks and recreation can have a big economic impact on a community.
Here are five perspectives and resources on recovery, resiliency, and the key role local government plays in creating a safer community after disaster strikes.
For more insight on creating communities that last, attend the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, September 23-26, 2018.