Resilience Hubs are multifaceted centers that enhance a community’s capacity to adapt to multiple-climate perils including extreme heat waves, wildfires, floods and more. These spaces democratize sustainable solutions by acknowledging the existing communitie’s resources and expertise, and provide infrastructure to enhance those efforts.
Beyond what can be built or adapted, trust and social cohesion are fundamental components of a resilient community. Small things like knowing your neighbor, or feeling comfortable to go somewhere to access resources can be just as important as the resources provided.
Resilience hubs fuse human and physical infrastructure and serve as an adaptable model for a trusted space with ongoing programming that could range from disaster preparedness to cultural events. The physical space can vary to adapt to different risks (e.g. a cooling and air filtration system for wildfire smoke and heat waves), but all hubs provide resilient communications, programming, structure, power, and communications at varying levels.
Check out our factsheet on hubs to learn more, and help raise awareness about this important community solution!