Process & Effort
BUILDING ON YEARS OF EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN JACKSONVILLE’S RESILIENCE
The work to develop a comprehensive resilience strategy for Jacksonville builds on many recent efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. These efforts have improved our data and understanding of the current and future risks Jacksonville may face and supported the initial development of policies, plans, and projects across City departments that help us prepare for and adapt to these risks.
Resilient Jacksonville brings these and other existing and ongoing efforts under a comprehensive program so that we can prioritize investments based on sound science and our community’s goals for the future.
A PROCESS GROUNDED IN SOUND SCIENCE
The City is taking a rigorous, science-based approach to prioritizing actions and investments that will make Jacksonville more resilient. The vision and measurable objectives outlined on the previous page will guide decision-making on priorities in a clear and transparent manner.
As part of Jacksonville’s resilience planning, the City is developing a comprehensive risk and vulnerability assessment that will provide detailed and actionable data on the vulnerabilities of Jacksonville’s people, infrastructure, and economy to various shocks, including flooding, heat, wind, and wildfires.
Key stakeholders inside and outside city government will support the development of resilience opportunities, which will be evaluated and prioritized based on how they measurably address risks and achieve our objectives. The final resilience strategy will include a set of implementable actions for achieving Jacksonville’s vision for resilience despite the risks we face.