Resilience Matters: Collective Action For Healthier Communities

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project (URP) has published a new, free "Resilience Matters" e-book that contains fascinating articles, op-eds, and interviews that provide practical guidance for collective action to build a fairer, greener future.

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February 27, 2023, 9:00 AM PST

By Todd Litman


Resilience Matters: Collective Action for Healthier Communities (https://islandpress.org/resilience-matters-download)

For those who care about sustainability and equity, 2022 brought plenty of good news. Through the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, American Rescue Plan, and the Biden Administration's Justice40 initiative, money is—finally—flowing to climate change mitigation and resilience in hard-hit communities.

But the devil, as they say, is in the details. Now that more funding is available, it’s important to make sure it is spent wisely and goes where it’s needed most. In 2022, contributors to the Island Press Urban Resilience Project (URP) dug into the details, devising concrete plans for collective action to build a greener, fairer future. Those ideas—originally published as articles, op-eds, and interviews—have now been collected in the free e-book, Resilience Matters: Collective Action for Healthier Communities.
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Since 2015, the Island Press Urban Resilience Project has worked to imagine and inspire the sustainable, equitable, resilient cities of the future. The project brings together thought leaders with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas. Those ideas are then shared via articles, op-eds, and interviews that are published in prominent online and print media outlets. Click here to view and download previous Resilience Matters e-books compilations.

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