Resiliency will help us prosper

September 21, 2017

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To protect both people and buildings, South Florida needs to focus not just on recovering from Irma, but on creating a higher level of resilience planning. This planning must include economic, health, and housing needs for all communities. Leaders at the community, elected, and regional levels must coordinate and collaborate to create plans to prevent the worst effects of storms, and to help people bounce back after the storms have passed. The latest draft of the Regional Climate Action Plan will be released soon, and the public and elected leaders should rally around an approach that includes housing, economic opportunity, and public health.