Nashville

Nashville’s Resilience Journey

Nashville is projected to grow by 186,000 residents and 326,000 jobs in the next 25 years, reshaping the demographic and economic landscape of the city. Increasing diversity will require efforts to build social cohesion between new and existing communities. Emerging industries in the city increasingly require advanced skills, but only 32% of residents have a college degree or higher. The city seeks to develop citizens’ workplace skills and align new talent with emerging sectors.

Nashville’s population surge strains a more densely built environment that is more vulnerable to rainfall flooding. The largest waterway and receiving stream for surface runoff in the county, the Cumberland River, is meters away from Nashville’s thriving downtown economic hub. Flooding is estimated to cost the city in excess of $132 million annually in damage and disruption to business. Flood events also impact critical infrastructure including water supply, transportation, energy, and communication systems. Nashville has coordinated past responses through an Emergency Operations Center and opened emergency shelters to house residents displaced by flooding.

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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