Greater Newburyport Area

Toward Resilient Sustainable Communities

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Resilience is about adaptability in the face of disturbance. Sustainability, on the other hand, is a condition in which human society doesn’t degrade ecosystems, thereby undermining its own long-term viability.  Resilience and sustainability are complementary concepts. There is no conflict or competition between them. Society needs to develop both qualities at this moment in time—and fast. Communities need to be both resilient and sustainable.