Livable and Resilient Scarborough

almost 2 years ago

When communities talk about resilience, they are typically focused on either carbon reduction or hazard risk reduction. But resilience is a much more complex system, that at its core is about our ability to thrive when faced with sudden changes. Our ability to flourish greatly relies on understanding interdependencies, the ripple effects that the choices that we make have, and making choices that both simultaneously reduce risk and make rebounding from shocks easier. If one considers Scarborough’s rate, type, and pattern of growth over the years, paying attention to the interrelationship of land-use (residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and open space), one can garner valuable insight on what the implications of previous growth has been as a reasonable indicator of what the future holds.

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