Regional Resiliency Action Plan
In October 2017, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council formed a steering committee of representatives from all sectors, including transportation planning, in Brevard and Volusia counties to draft a Regional Resiliency Action Plan (RRAP).
The goal of the RRAP was to create a cross-sector plan to make Brevard and Volusia more resilient against chronic stressors, such as aging infrastructure, and acute shocks, such as flooding, infrastructure failure, and severe storms.
The RRAP defines resilience, outlines goals and focus areas, drafted objectives, and created a matrix of cross-sector actions to be worked on over the next 5 years.
Resiliency is defined as “The capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a region to plan, sustain, adapt, recover, improve and grow collaboratively – regardless what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience – through specific actions and implementation strategies geared to address specific vulnerabilities.” Definition was adapted from the 100 Resilient Cities Definition
Full report, plan and other project documentation can be accessed here: https://www.perilofflood.net/ecfresiliency
Implementation of the RRAP requires cooperation and collaboration across all jurisdictions, private and public entities, and all sectors. In March 2019 the SCTPO adopted the RRAP to help continue their resiliency efforts.