Bristol’s Resilience Journey

The city of Bristol released its Resilience Strategy on December 12, 2016. Explore the strategy here.

You can also learn more about the city’s resilience work here: www.resilientbristol.wordpress.com

Bristol’s Resilience Story

Bristol is the United Kingdom’s fastest growing city. To support this growth, the city is investing more than $2.7 billion in new and renewed infrastructure, particularly in transport, energy, housing, and business. The city has plans to create resilient systems—more decentralized, less prone to cascade failure—and will future-proof investment decisions. Bristol is already the most energy and waste-efficient major UK city, and they plan to meet future needs by managing resources even more efficiently. The city aims to empower individuals and communities to help themselves, support capacity building and local-decision making, and protect local amenities. Much of the building stock is old, but the city is working to enable owners to future-proof these buildings, which will support and protect human life and enable commerce. The city is using a systems-led approach to build in capacity, flexibility, safe failure, and constant learning. Bristol aims to be future-proofed by 2020.

WHAT DOES CITY RESILIENCE MEAN IN BRISTOL?

 

LEARN ABOUT BRISTOL’S RESILIENCE STRATEGY

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Aging Population
  • Climate Change
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Economic Inequality
  • Energy Insecurity
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Financial / Economic Crisis
  • Food Insecurity
  • Hazardous Materials Accident
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Inadequate Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Population Growth / Overpopulation
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Traffic Injuries
  • Unemployment
  • Water Insecurity

Snapshot of Bristol

  • 432,500

    POPULATION AS OF 2012

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