A Discussion ofCommunity Resilience<br />What is it? How do we assess it? Does it relate to sustainability?<br />Robert Em...
So, what do we mean by community resilience?<br />
State, Capacity & Change<br />“We define resilience, formally, as the capacityof a system to absorb disturbance and reorga...
Blue Ball = “State”<br />Basins = “Attractors”<br />Basins + Ball = “Regime”<br />
Downtown District<br />Watershed<br />Local Economy<br />Agricultural Cooperative<br />Wasteshed<br />Forest<br />Pasture<...
Tree growth rates<br />Climate<br />Demographics<br />Slow moving variables<br />Economic patterns<br />Credit shifts<br /...
Stored<br />Released<br />
Resilience Assessment is: <br />Which basin are we in?<br />Where in that basin?<br />How to navigate the basin?<br />Can ...
Assessing Resilience<br />Identify a system<br />Describe desirable & undesirable states<br />Identify fast variables in s...
Sustainability meets Resilience<br />Resilience<br />Sustainability<br />
Sustainability Community Basics<br />Sustainable Energy Use*<br />Sustainable Transportation*<br />Sustainable Infrastruct...
Tillamook CountyCommunity Sustainability & Resilience Action Plan<br />Strategic Vision<br />Community Vitality<br />Commu...
Overlap Examples<br />Conservation of natural resources<br />Local sourcing of resources<br />Appropriate, well-placed dev...
“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.<br />
Resources<br />Resilience Alliance<br />www.resalliance.org/index.php<br />NOAA Coastal Services—Hazards & Climate Adaptat...
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Resilience

  1. 1. A Discussion ofCommunity Resilience<br />What is it? How do we assess it? Does it relate to sustainability?<br />Robert EmanuelOregon Sea Grant Extension<br />
  2. 2. So, what do we mean by community resilience?<br />
  3. 3. State, Capacity & Change<br />“We define resilience, formally, as the capacityof a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure and feedbacks - and therefore the same identity.” --Walker et al. 2004 <br />
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  10. 10. Blue Ball = “State”<br />Basins = “Attractors”<br />Basins + Ball = “Regime”<br />
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  19. 19. Downtown District<br />Watershed<br />Local Economy<br />Agricultural Cooperative<br />Wasteshed<br />Forest<br />Pasture<br />Health Care Providers Network<br />School District<br />Local Timber Industry<br />Fishery<br />Local Government<br />Transportation system<br />Energy Grid<br />
  20. 20. Tree growth rates<br />Climate<br />Demographics<br />Slow moving variables<br />Economic patterns<br />Credit shifts<br />Land ownership<br />Biological Invasions<br />Fast moving variables<br />Forest Fires<br />Diseases<br />Weather<br />Loss of a leader<br />Market changes<br />War<br />Bankruptcy<br />Thresholds or tipping points<br />Natural Disasters<br />Election<br />Input Prices<br />
  21. 21. Stored<br />Released<br />
  22. 22. Resilience Assessment is: <br />Which basin are we in?<br />Where in that basin?<br />How to navigate the basin?<br />Can we control the shape of the basin? <br />Can we transform to a new state if necessary?<br />
  23. 23. Assessing Resilience<br />Identify a system<br />Describe desirable & undesirable states<br />Identify fast variables in system<br />Identify slow variables in system<br />Identify the thresholds in system<br />Identify vulnerabilities to change<br />Can we reduce or avoid these? <br />
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  27. 27. Sustainability meets Resilience<br />Resilience<br />Sustainability<br />
  28. 28. Sustainability Community Basics<br />Sustainable Energy Use*<br />Sustainable Transportation*<br />Sustainable Infrastructure**<br />Sustainable Economics*<br />Sustainable Natural Resources*<br />Sustainable Solid Waste Management*<br />
  29. 29. Tillamook CountyCommunity Sustainability & Resilience Action Plan<br />Strategic Vision<br />Community Vitality<br />Community Resilience<br />& Community Sustainability<br />
  30. 30. Overlap Examples<br />Conservation of natural resources<br />Local sourcing of resources<br />Appropriate, well-placed development<br />Multiple modes of transportation<br />Estuarine health<br />Local energy sources<br />Well planned infrastructure<br />Inclusive, transparent governance<br />Sustainable businesses<br />Clear Floodplain Planning<br />Good Communications Networks<br />Strong local food systems<br />Strong social capital<br />
  31. 31. “Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.<br />
  32. 32. Resources<br />Resilience Alliance<br />www.resalliance.org/index.php<br />NOAA Coastal Services—Hazards & Climate Adaptation<br />www.csc.noaa.gov/climate/<br />How Resilient is your coastal community?<br />www.csc.noaa.gov/psc/riskmgmt/resilience.html<br />

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