Index Measures How U.S. Cities Adapt to Stress
July 14, 2011 | From the field | Policy Research

A new research project from the MacArthur-supported Network on Building Resilient Regions compares how likely U.S. metropolitan areas are to withstand future regional shock from events like economic distress, population shifts, or natural disasters. The Resilience Capacity Index, developed by Kathryn Foster of the Regional Institute at the University of Buffalo, ranks the largest urban centers on a variety factors that may help them weather stress — ranging from the level of educational attainment to the regional affordability.

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