Belfast Resilience Strategy

Closes 10 Apr 2020

Opened 10 Jan 2020

Feedback expected 28 May 2020


Thank you for your interest in Belfast’s draft Resilience Strategy.  This work aims to ‘future proof’ Belfast- so that the city is ready for the challenges we face this century. 

Belfast is a member of a global network of cities like Barcelona, Cape Town, San Francisco and Christchurch, all working to reduce vulnerabilities and build our capacity to adapt to shocks and stresses.  Each city has appointed a Commissioner for Resilience- a role to help collaboration across cities, and enable them to identify the major risks they face, and to agree ways to respond.  Belfast’s Resilience Commissioner, Grainia Long, can be contacted at the details below.

This draft strategy is the first time that we have mapped out the major strategic risks- shocks and stresses- to the city of Belfast and put together a draft plan in response.  Your input is hugely important as we work towards our goal to make Belfast more resilient- to transition to an inclusive, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy in a generation. 

We have drafted some survey questions to collate feedback on the draft strategy.  You might find this structure helpful to follow.  If not, you may prefer to give general feedback by going directly to question A8. 

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Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think about the new draft Belfast Resilience Strategy and our plans to improve resilience in the city.

We want to raise awareness of the issues facing Belfast and what we can do together to tackle them.

We want to work with a wide range of partners to make Belfast a more resilient city and we believe that a thorough consultation will give the best foundation for that work. 

Join us in the Belfast resilience conversation!


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