Our communities are vulnerable when climate change is addressed as an isolated problem. To mitigate the impact of natural disasters and climate change, we recognize the future of the environment is intertwined with myriad natural and manmade systems. Building resilient places requires a multilayered approach, attuned to social patterns as much as to physical structures.
We understand our environment as a complex, connected network in which every decision has far-reaching consequences: a system in which ecology, economic exchange, policy, and social justice inform and intersect one another. When we illuminate multiple dimensions of a place, we have the power to anticipate and adapt to change—and to secure our future.