Building resilience is not only about improving physical infrastructure – our buildings, roads, and public spaces. It’s also about making our communities more cohesive.
Cohesive communities are ones where neighbors check on neighbors. They are connected and self-reliant, pulling together in emergencies. They are also more integrated, resourceful, and equitable in good times too.
As the Central and Eastern United States was gripped by a significant heat wave, President Barack Obama used social media to encourage neighbors to pull together.