Community resilience is the ability of residents, businesses, government services, and infrastructure to successfully withstand and adapt to changing conditions impacting the community, especially national or global forces that are outside local control, such as climate change or economic recession. Climate adaptation is one type of resilience that the STAR rating system focuses on specifically. This case study shows how Baltimore, MD and Tucson, AZ have taken proactive measures to address climate impacts.
The concept of resilience is well integrated into the STAR Community Rating System because, at its core, resilience means that a community has the resources and infrastructure in place to sustain its environment, economy, and people, regardless of shifting conditions or unforeseen events. Download the case study now to learn more!
STAR Communities is helping to lead the resilience conversation in cities through participation in the following upcoming events:
Resilient Cities Summit
Hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council and the National League of Cities
May 3-5, 2015
National Climate Adaptation Forum
St. Louis, MO
May 12-14, 2015