Reaching resilience is an ongoing process, requiring a myriad of planning and implementation activities that, together, move the needle forward on a community’s ability to withstand and more efficiently recover from disasters, from manmade to a changing climate.
Within Hagerty’s body of resilience and climate specific planning work, our professionals have helped communities address both the strategic and the tactical. Strategically, Hagerty has worked with communities to conduct Resilience Assessments, generate Resilience Frameworks, and craft Strategic Plans that identify resilience targets. Tactically, Hagerty has worked with communities to develop Redevelopment Plans, pushing beyond Post-Disaster Recovery Plans which focus on direct recovery from an event to build further by providing strategies and tactics to address resilience needs over the next 20 to 50 years. Additionally, Hagerty has crafted Climate Action Plans and Climate Adaptation Plans for communities and critical infrastructure alike, setting specific targets and identifying specific projects that lessen the impact of climate change to that community.
Reaching for Resilience
Hagerty works with our clients to innovate and solve problems for the future threats that critical infrastructure will face, including creating strategies for those clients on how to use funding streams like Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and the Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) to address these challenges. With proper planning, infrastructure resilience creates more integrated communities through economic optimization, high-performing structural assets, a culture of health, and sustainability. Our approach emphasizes:
- Integrated communities. All stakeholders must be engaged throughout the process. This includes emergency managers and urban planners, as well as non-traditional partners such as the finance industry, insurance providers, and realtors.
- High-performing structural assets. Innovate wisely. By leveraging new technologies and materials, communities can ensure reliable service provision.
- Economic optimization. Continuity is key. Limit disruption of services and optimize productivity by investing in technologies to ensure continuity of business operations and supply chain reliability.
- A Culture of health. Build a foundation for more positive health outcomes and equitable communities to strengthen individual – and thus community – resilience. .
- Sustainability. Preserve nature. Work with the environment, not against it.
At Hagerty, we believe it is important to help our clients reach for resilience by planning for future conditions in a way that makes their business and/ or community stronger and better prepared in the face of disaster. We have the expertise, passion, and commitment to assist your community with resilience-building efforts.
Learn more about our approach to Infrastructure Resilience here.