Integrating Vulnerable Populations into Resilience Planning
The following PDFs were developed as additional resources to complement the Whole - Community Coastal Climate Resilience Planning online training.
The goal of the online training is to improve the practice of coastal resilience planning by incorporating the needs and perspectives of populations that are especially vulnerable to changing climate conditions, many who are historically underrepresented in community-based decision making.
- Six Key Concepts regarding the nature of resiliency, vulnerability, and the values of whole-community planning.
- Whole-Community Resilience Planning: A Checklist for Planners - Whole-community resilience planning is based on the principle that a vision for a resilient future touches on all aspects of a community – social, economic, cultural, and ecological. The approach embraces the idea that inclusive, community-driven processes lead to effective outcomes benefiting all residents.
- How Does Resilience Planning Differ from Emergency Management Planning? - While resilience planning may contain elements of emergency management planning, there are essential differences in focus, process, and objectives. Resilience planning generally takes a more holistic view of a community and operates on a longer time horizon to consider climate futures.
- Resilience Planning - Getting Started Checklist: This can help your team assess the extent to which the vision, scenario, and actions of resilience planning incorporate provisions to address the needs of socially vulnerable populations, impact socially vulnerable populations, and/or affect the pre-existing social, economic and physical challenges.
- Examples of Climate Resilient Community Indicators - This handout provides four examples of community resilience indicators to help resilience planning teams get started with developing their own sets of community resilience indicators.
- Participatory Processes: A Checklist for Resilience Planners - Socially vulnerable populations have historically been excluded from, and may have distrust for, community-based decision-making processes. Additional efforts may be needed to ensure meaningful participation. This checklist provides characteristics of participatory processes.
- Assessing Your Plan’s Impact on Socially Vulnerable Populations - The Resilient NJ Planning to Action Framework instructs resilience planners to develop climate adaptation scenarios and the actions needed to achieve those scenarios. Asking the following questions will help planning teams assess the impacts of resilience scenarios and actions on socially vulnerable populations.