Resilience is the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster. Resilient infrastructure is essential to the basic functions of local and regional economies. When a severe storm closes a major bridge, for example, businesses lose access to employees and customers.
EBP’s approach to resilience is unique. Our projects study the economic importance of resilience in the face of hurricanes, landslides, sea level rise, and other threats. Our analytical framework incorporates the many factors that contribute to resilience, however difficult they may be to measure. We expand resilient transportation plans to address disasters’ potential ripple effects on interdependent systems and we specialize in wider social and economic effects that other firms consider too uncertain to estimate. In doing so, we create insights that inform decision-making for a more resilient future.