Ryan Kmetz

The term “resilience” has increasingly been heard in conferences, project proposals, design charrettes, or from emergency managers. This is an emerging hot topic for those who work within the built environment. But what does “resilience” really mean and how does it apply to you specifically?

The article defines and explains the concept of “resiliency” in campus facilities and focuses on its important components and processes, such as:

  • Identifying hazards
  • Developing a plan
  • Hardening buildings and infrastructure
  • Developing built environment policies
  • Writing natural environment policies
  • Planning a continuity of operations
  • Assessing cost considerations


Community / Local
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
North America
United States