The most sustainable communities are those who can recover, restore and heal after extreme events, adapt to adverse conditions, improve and prosper.
Sustainable Communities tend to be at their most effective when clustered. Each cluster is kept fairly small in order to ensure they continue to reap the benefits of decentralized energy production.
This doesn’t at all restrict growth, instead it encourages larger communities to be constituted by numerous smaller sustainable clusters. Conforming to this model allows replication and distribution in a way that maintains relative independence whilst continuing to benefit the community through economic efficiency and energy collaboration. Whilst being more efficient, energy collaboration has the added benefit of protecting the whole community against energy loss during local or regional extreme weather events.
Resilience also means developing a strong working relationship with FEMA and other Federal, State, City or Borough leadership entities, first-responders and other local partners. to optimize performance and minimize human and material losses recognizing and harnessing the power of art, science, markets and climate forces, optimizing the use of scarce and renewable natural resources and avoid being taken by surprise by events, booms and busts, enjoy in peace and be confident about our future.