The SRPEDD Regional Resilience Plan (SRRP) will improve community resilience by identifying and proposing solutions to environmental, economic, and social vulnerabilities across southeastern Massachusetts. For the purpose of this project, we define resilience as:
The ability of social, environmental, and economic systems to return to their original form and integrity after enduring stress or disruption.
Communities grapple with resilience from many angles. For example, resilience can mean the ability to rebuild after an intense storm event, as well as the initiative to take proactive, protective actions that limit storm damage before any specific storm event occurs. Resilience can look like a diversified economy that can sustain the region during economic downturn or threats to a specific economic sector. It can look like preparing for the jobs of the future with advanced workforce training, and ensuring that there is an adequate supply of housing and safe transportation routes to support our region's population. The SRRP will evaluate these dynamics and many more.