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Resilient Boulder

City of Boulder Resilience Strategy

The City of Boulder has released its draft resilience strategy pdf.

Be Part of a Test Class for an Exciting New Resilience Course

The course explores the meaning of resilience and the role of emergency management, and helps individuals develop personal skills and connections to navigate emergency situations.

The Better Together course consists of three classes comprised of interactive exercises, group discussions, guest speakers, and activities aimed at building skills and community connections. Participants who complete the course will have the tools and knowledge to build resilience in their communities and the capacity to help protect themselves, their family, their neighbors and their neighborhood in any emergency situation. As a participant in our pilot course, you will also be asked to think critically and provide feedback that will shape the content and approach of the course before the community wide roll out in 2017.

Fill out an application now! Course registration remains opens until available spots are filled or Oct. 14, whichever occurs first. 

What is Resilience?

Resilience is the ability of a community to prepare for and respond effectively to stress. Some of the stresses will come on suddenly, like the 2013 flood, wildfires, violence or illnesses. Others take their toll over time, such as economic hardship, social inequality, or the declining health of a community and its members. In either case, resilient communities not only bounce back from these challenges but also "bounce forward," preserving the quality of life today and improving their legacy for future generations.

What is the Mobile Resilience Lab?

The Mobile Resilience Lab is a pop-up yellow tent that offers fun ways to learn about preparedness. It includes educational information and activities for the whole family. It is one of the initiatives identified and implemented as part of the city's Resilience Strategy. When and where will the lab be?

What is Resilient Boulder?

Boulder is one of the first 32 cities chosen to participate in 100 Resilient Cities. The program, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, is funding 100 chief resilience officers in selected cities worldwide. These officers are working  together -- and with their communities -- to build resilience.

What does participation in 100 Resilient Cities Mean for Boulder?

Cities in the 100RC network receive support in four key areas:
  1. Funding for a chief resilience officer who will lead the development and implementation of the city's resilience strategy
  2. Expert support in developing the strategy
  3. Access to resilience-building tools provided by partners from the private, public and non-government organization sectors
  4. Membership in a global network of cities who can learn from and help each other
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