Resilience is the community’s ability to adapt and thrive in the face of extreme events and stresses by putting adaptation strategies in place across all community systems – social, environmental and economic.
What’s the Resilience District About?
It’s a comprehensive approach to making Gentilly the city’s first district-wide model of resilience. A suite of projects across Gentilly will help revitalize the district by reducing flood risk, slowing land subsidence, and delivering recreational, health, social and economic benefits to residents. The City has won $141 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and $60 million from FEMA to develop the Resilience District.