The 2012 National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative asserted the need to move the nation toward greater resilience in order to reduce the societal and economic burdens of disasters. Enhanced resilience—the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from and more successfully adapt to adverse events—involves proactive investment in resilience-building measures, including the development of a national "culture of resilience" to reduce the impacts of disasters on the nation and its communities.
In the fall of 2013, the Koshland Science Museum will launch a series of events exploring this theme. How can individuals, communities, organizations, the private sector, and governments increase their ability to bounce back after natural or man-made disasters? What does a resilient community look like? Stay tuned for event announcements and join the conversation!
Bouncing Back: How to Build a ‘Culture of Resilience’