Resilient Cities and Communities Coalition Vision, Mission, Goals

Clean energy is non-partisan. It’s about creating resilient cities and saving taxpayers money. It’s about renewing our infrastructure while creating good careers. It’s about protecting our air, water and soil for future generations. – City Manager, Morris, MN

What is Resilience? 

We define resilience as the capacity of an entire city to adapt and thrive no matter what kinds of acute shocks and chronic stresses it experiences. A resilient city engages the entire community to ensure win-win-win solutions that promote economic, social, and environmental well-being and sustainability. We believe true resiliency will require innovative models, wide-scale systems change, and a fundamental shift in how we think about our cities and world.  (Inspired by the 100RC and OECD definitions of resilient cities)


We envision a world where everyone has healthy air, water and soil, affordable clean energy, and thriving families and communities.


We are cities and communities collaborating to achieve (and live) a resilient future.


We accomplish this by:

Goal 1:  Innovating Solutions – Supporting cities and communities in addressing their self-identified needs, challenges and opportunities for resilience

Goal 2: Collaborating for Impact – Convening cities to learn from each other, share best practices and collaborate to leverage resources and further each of their own efforts while creating (advancing?) proven, (effective) win-win-win solutions that accelerate and scale our impact together.

Goal 3: Engaging Community Stakeholders – Helping establish and mentor sustainability commissions in working with their cities and communities and partnering with residents, businesses and institutions in practicing and achieving community-wide resilience.

Goal 4: Shaping Public Policy – Cities and communities advocating together for state policies needed to accelerate local resilience.

Goal 5: Modeling Resilience – Modeling resilience to catalyze change regionally, nationally and globally