Resilience – the capacity of people, communities and systems to survive, adapt and recover from anything on a spectrum from slow change to major disasters – is not something innate. 

We aren’t simply born resilient.  We learn resilience. Resilience reflects a community’s ability to persevere in the face of change, and to learn from the past to strengthen the future.  Resilience is a critical characteristic of any 21st century city – whether it’s Detroit facing bankruptcy, Venice coping with rising…