St. Louis

St. Louis’ Resilience Journey

St. Louis is located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River, and is a major US port. Surrounded by wealthier suburban communities, the relatively small St. Louis has suffered from a lack of economic diversity. Many residents live in neighborhoods with high poverty and high crime rates, which reduce community safety and inhibit investment and growth.

St. Louis recognizes that building resilience will involve addressing challenges such as aging infrastructure, natural disaster response systems, education and public health deficits, in an equitable manner to help reduce social tensions citywide.

One area of planning that has seen significant success in St. Louis is flood prevention and response. Lower-lying areas are protected by a combination of levees, floodwalls, and pump stations. Emergency responders, police and fire departments, public health and works employees, and residents have all built on past experiences with severe floods to coordinate and manage efforts.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

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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

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From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

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