How does the ISRC define resilience?
What does the ISRC do?
The ISRC works to bring the power of public private partnerships into resilience and vice-versa. The ISRC hopes to provide expertise in PPPs and disaster resilience/recovery to local, regional, and state entities. Drawing from its team of experts i these fields the ISRC works to provide training and eduction of resilience and PPPs world wide, documenting best practices and developing standards for resilience and sustainability. The ISRC, in partnership with Louisiana universities, researchers and develops innovative methods of resilience and sustainability..
How do resilience and sustainability work together?
Sustainability cannot exist without resilience. Resilience is a short-term solution to disruptive events; however, sustainability works in the long-run to ensure successful development paths that compromise the well-being of future generations. Without resilience, a society is unable to survive short-term, sudden disasters and will fail to sustain physical assets as well as natural and human assets.
The United Nations Center of Excellence has recognized the ISRC as one of their designated specialist centers. The ISRC has been given the authority to coordinate and support eight other specialist centers under the ICoE. These centers include public private parternships in Roads/Rail, Ports, Energy, Water, Healthcare, Smart Cities, Local Governance, and Policy.