Minneapolis

Minneapolis’ Resilience Journey

With strong commercial, financial, and transportation industries, Minneapolis excels in many measures of prosperity. However, that prosperity is not felt equally across the city: only 36% of black students graduate from high school in four years, and black city residents are three times more likely to be out of work than white residents. The City of Minneapolis believes that a more inclusive economy that provides more opportunities for people of color is imperative for long-term economic growth and stability.

The city is one of the busiest rail hubs in the US, with daily shipments of crude oil and ethanol passing in proximity to residential neighborhoods and the Mississippi River. The City of Minneapolis is concerned that a hazardous material incident could impact up to a quarter of the city’s population, straining response capabilities that would need to span multiple agencies.

The city is also actively preparing for climate risk, which will likely include more heavy rain events, high windstorms, and heatwaves, and the ensuing strain these events will place on urban infrastructure.

News and Resources

Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

City will now develop resilience strategy to identify vulnerabilities and prepare to face challenges related to urbanization, drought and extreme heat August 31st, 2022- Monterrey, the second ...
IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

(R-Cities) – New York. - Cities are on the frontline in fighting the effects of climate change and the environmental injustice that often follows. The Resilient Cities Network, a cities’ lead ...
From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

City governments have multiple conflicting priorities related to shifting macro-economic trends and climate change while also creating safe and livable places for urban communities and ...

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