City of Jacksonville

Resilience Themes
The following four themes are central to Jacksonville’s vision for resilience. They set the direction of the fundamental objectives for the resilience strategy (listed below each theme). These objectives will be used to evaluate and prioritize actions for how Jacksonville can become more resilient. 

proactively adapts

Jacksonville will not only prepare for today’s risks, but also proactively adapt for the future in the face of climate change and evolving social and economic conditions.   

  • Minimize damage to property, infrastructure, and the environment from shocks and stresses 
  • Minimize negative effects of shocks and stresses on human health and well-being
  • Minimize disruptions to the local economy
  • Minimize disruptions to essential services
fosters healthy communities and environements
Jacksonville will improve the health and well-being of all of its people, communities, and ecosystems, even as the city experiences increasing tolls from extreme heat, flooding, and other environmental and social stressors.
  • Maximize residents’ physical and mental health
  • Reduce disparities in health and well-being 
  • Maximize ecosystem health and ecosystem services
expands opportunity Jacksonville will support innovative businesses, a diverse economy, and quality jobs to ensure widespread, shared prosperity during periods of economic growth and to provide a strong buffer against any potential future downturns. 
  • Maximize economic growth and prosperity 
  • Minimize barriers to economic mobility 
    Maximize access to safe housing and essential services
builds for the future
Jacksonville will grow in a way that anticipates the needs and risks of future decades and ensures the city remains a world-class place to live for generations to come.
  • Maximize smart and equitable development in areas that are safest from future hazards 
  • Maximize safe, active, and connected transportation options 
  • Maximize the sustainability and adaptiveness of infrastructure 
  • Maximize the benefits from public investments in the short- and long-term