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Preparing to be resilient in the face of more extreme – and costly – events | Northeastern University-Charlotte Local Leaders Global Impact Series

Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Founding Director Dr. Stephen Flynn joined the Northeastern University Charlotte Campus for its Local Leaders Global Impact Series, where he spoke about the resilience imperative and the work the Institute is doing to promote and deploy resilient solutions and tools.

“We’re facing more extreme events and the extreme events are having far more costly consequences on our communities,” said Dr. Flynn. “I think a key definition of resilience is one that takes into account that you have to do things up front to be prepared to be resilient – to be able to withstand risk as well as the characteristic of bouncing back. But not just bouncing back, adapting — bouncing back better, and smarter.”

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