Resilience: it’s a hot topic on the minds of local leaders these days. Whether it’s a manufacturing city dealing with economic shocks from changing industries, a mountain town battling droughts and wildfires, or a coastal community responding to rising sea levels, cities and communities are increasingly aware of the importance of preparing for and adapting to changing conditions. It is important not just to be able to bounce back quickly after a crisis, but also to recover in a way that increases sustainability and quality of life for all residents.
Measuring resilience: A guide to measuring community resilience with LEED v4.1 for Cities and Communities supports local leaders seeking guidance for measuring and improving community resiliency. Using the newest version of LEED, this document identifies resilience strategies and best practices within the LEED for Cities and Communities rating system for existing cities.
USGBC is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated to encourage sustainable, equitable and resilient practices around the globe. We know that more sustainable buildings are the cornerstone to enhancing community resilience, and our work continues to expand our reach to the city and community scale.
Learn more about our resilience activities on the Center for Resilience website.