The Resilient Minneapolis strategy process will go through several phases
Current Phase – Scan of City Resilience
Minneapolis is currently conducting a scan of the state of resilience in the city. This scan will bring together the views of stakeholders on the shocks and stresses facing Minneapolis, information about resilience work already underway, and research about the history and current state of Minneapolis. This information will be used to develop discovery areas, which will frame the next phase of more in-depth research and strategy development. All of the information gathered in the scan as well as the discovery areas will come together in a preliminary resilience assessment.
Previous work – Agenda-setting Workshop
In December 2016, Minneapolis kicked of its resilience strategy work with an agenda-setting workshop. This workshop brought together nearly 100 stakeholders to begin exploring resilience in Minneapolis. This group of community and institutional leaders from many organizations and sectors spent a day learning about city resilience and working to better understand the state of resilience in Minneapolis.
Three themes around shocks and stresses emerged out of these conversations. Structural inequality highlight things like income inequality, policy/community relations, and social cohesion. Weather and climate change were seen as a source of both ongoing stress and increasing the potential for weather-related shocks. Emerging national concerns highlighted the ways in which the interests of Minneapolis are tied to trends and events such as national politics and federal budget decisions. In addition to highlighting these shocks and stresses, the group also discussed went more in-depth on the interdependencies among the challenges and opportunities in Minneapolis.
The results of this agenda-setting workshop will contribute to the resilience strategy in the preliminary resilience assessment.
After Minneapolis completes the preliminary resilience assessment, the next phase of work is more in-depth study of discovery areas and an assessment of resilience-building options for Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Resilience Strategy will come out of this process of engagement, research, and analysis. The strategy is meant to be a living document, with initiatives and ideas that can be implemented to have an impact on the lives on people in Minneapolis in the short term and for decades to come.
Last updated Feb 20, 2018