By definition, resilient societies design, redesign organizations, institutions and systems to better absorb disruption, operate under a wide variety of conditions, and shift more fluently from one circumstance to the next.
Resilience is created by attention to people, to organization (social and economic systems), to place (infrastructure and ecosystems), and to knowledge (evidence-based decision-making). Empirical evidence across the literature about Resilient Societies suggests that societies that exhibit particular qualities or characteristics are more likely to be resilient. These qualities are defined as flexible, redundant, robust, resourceful, reflective, inclusive and integrated. (Resilient Community Index)
The Resilient Society Codex is a graphic organizer that helps us track and make sense of the research we are doing to bring our society closer to being a resilient society.