Friday, July 15, 2011

Abq Not Resilient. Other NM Metros Worse.

Albuquerque ranks 117 out of 361 metro areas on the Resilience Capacity Index produced by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California Berkeley. See That's not encouraging, but check the state's other metro areas. Farmington is 278. Las Cruces is 332. Santa Fe is 223.
The website says, "Regional resilience refers to the ability of a place to recover from a stress, either an acute blow, as in the case of an earthquake or major plant closing, or a chronic strain, as may occur with longstanding economic decline or unremitting rapid population growth. Conceiving of regions as capable of adaptation and transformation in response to challenges allows researchers and practitioners to understand the conditions and interventions that may make one place more or less resilient and why."

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