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ORIGINS

The need for municipalities, corporations, academia, organizations, institutions, and government agencies to build community resilience and adapt to extreme weather and hazards is now strikingly evident. Ongoing events continuously reinforce this urgency and compel leading communities to proactively plan and act equity-centered manner. Leadership of this type is to be commended as it reduces the vulnerability of residents, employees, students, infrastructure, society, and the environment; ultimately, serving as an example for other communities. As a response to this ever increasing need and urgencyCommunity Resilience Building was created.    

 

Over the last decade the Community Resilience Building Workshop has been tried, tested, and is trusted by over 500 communities across 14 states now on a direct path to resilience. Community Resilience Building provides a safe and user friendly “anywhere at any scale” approach for developing community resilience action plans for municipalities, academia, agencies, corporations, organizations, and institutions. Community Resilience Building employs a unique community-driven process, rich with information, experience, and dialogue, where participants identify top hazards, current challenges, strengths, and priority actions to improve their community’s resilience to all natural and climate-related hazards today, and in the future.

CRB Communities (since 2008):

California: Humboldt State University, Long Beach State University, Suisun City, San Francisco State University

Connecticut: Ashford, Bethany, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bridgeport, Bristol, Canaan, Clinton, Coventry, Darien, Durham, Easton, East Haddam, East Lyme, Eastern Connecticut State University, Essex, Fairfield, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton (City), Guilford, Hamden, Kent, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, New Canaan, New London, New Milford, Norwalk, Old Lyme, Pomfret, Portland, Rocky Hill, Stamford, Stratford, Stonington, Torrington, Trumbull, Washington, Waterford, West Hartford, Westport, Weston, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor Locks, Winsted, Woodbury, Woodbridge, Yale University

District of Columbia: American University

Georgia: Emory University

Maine: Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Washburn

Massachusetts: Abington, Acton, Acushnet, Adams, Agawam, Arlington, Amesbury, Amherst, Andover, Aquinnah, Ashfield, Ashland, Auburn, Avon, Ayer, Barnstable, Barre, Becket, Belchertown, Bellingham, Belmont, Berkley, Berlin, Bernardston, Beverly, Billerica, Blackstone, Blandford, Bolton, Bourne, Boxborough, Boxford, Boylston, Braintree, Brewster, Bridgewater, Brockton, Brookfield, Buckland, Burlington, Canton, Carlisle, Carver, Charlemont, Charlton, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Chester, Chesterfield, Chicopee, Chilmark, Clinton, Cohasset, Colrain, Concord, Conway, Cummington, Dalton, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Deerfield, Dennis, Devens, Dighton, Douglas, Dover, Dracut, Dudley, East Bridgewater, East Longmeadow, Eastham, Easthampton, Easton, Edgartown, Egremont, Erving, Essex, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Falmouth, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Gloucester, Goshen, Gosnold, Grafton, Granby, Greenfield, Groton, Groveland, Hadley, Hamilton, Hampden, Hanover, Harvard, Harwich, Hatfield, Haverhill, Hawley, Hingham, Holbrook, Holden, Holliston, Holyoke, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hubbardston, Hudson, Huntington, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lanesborough, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Longmeadow, Lowell, Lunenburg, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marlborough, Marion, Marshfield, Mashpee, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Mendon, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleborough, Middleton, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Millville, Milton, Montague, Monson, Monterey, Nahant, Nantucket, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, New Braintree, Newbury, Newburyport, New Marlborough, Newton, Norfolk, North Adams, North Andover, Northampton, North Attleborough, Northborough, Northbridge, North Brookfield, North Reading, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Otis, Palmer, Paxton, Peabody, Pelham, Pembroke, Pepperell, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Princeton, Provincetown, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Rehoboth, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Rowe, Rowley, Royalston, Rutland, Salisbury, Sandisfield, Sandwich, Saugus, Savoy, Sharon, Sheffield, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Shutesbury, Somerset, South Hadley, Southborough, Southampton, Southwick, Spencer, Springfield, Sterling, Stockbridge, Stoughton, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sunderland, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Templeton, Tewksbury, Tisbury, Tolland, Topsfield, Townsend, Truro, Tufts University (Main Campus & Boston Campuses) Tyngsborough, Tyringham, Upton, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Ware, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wellesley, Wellfleet, Wendell, Wenham, West Boylston, West Bridgeport, West Brookfield, West Newbury, West Tisbury, West Springfield, Westborough, Westfield, Westford, Westhampton, Westminster, Weston, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Whatley, Williamsburg, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester, Worthington, Wrentham, Yarmouth

Minnesota: Bloomington, Chanhassen, Edina, Hopkins, Morris, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District, Stevens County, University of Minnesota - Morris

Nebraska: Central Community College

New York: Avoca (Town & Village), Bath, Beacon, Buchanan, Campbell, Cohocton, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Erwin, Fishkill, Hastings-on-Hudson, Haverstraw, Hudson, LaGrange, Newcastle, Ossining (Town & Village), Painted Post, Peekskill, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook (Town & Village), Rhinebeck, Saugerties, Savona, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Wappinger (Town & Village), West Haverstraw

New Hampshire: Newfields, Lebanon

Pennsylvania: Ambridge, Fergusson Township

Rhode Island: Barrington, Burrillville, Bristol, Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick, Westerly, Woonsocket

Virginia: Virginia Wesleyan University

Wisconsin: Bayside, Brookfield, Brown Deer, Butler, Caledonia, Cudahy, Elm Grove, Fox Point, Franklin, Germantown, Glendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, River Hills, Shorewood, St. Francis, Thiensville, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay

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