Minneapolis is working to better prepare the city for today’s big challenges by developing a resilience strategy.

Minneapolis is doing this work as a member of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), a global network of 100 Cities launched by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities build their resilience to the shocks and stresses of the 21st century.
City resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and thrive no matter the chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. City resilience is about making a city better, in both good times and bad, for the benefit of all its citizens, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

CHRONIC STRESSES weaken a city on a day-to-day basis (for example, structural inequality, aging infrastructure, climate change, gun violence).

ACUTE SHOCKS are sudden events that threaten people in a city (for example, tornado, flood, cyber-attack, economic crash, infrastructure failure).


The first stage of the resilience strategy process is a scan of resilience challenges and opportunities in Minneapolis. This survey, along with other community engagement and research is part of the resilience scan. Our goal is for the resilience strategy to reflect the perspectives and needs of the people of Minneapolis.
This survey is designed to collect the perspectives of wide-range of people about the resilience challenges in Minneapolis, particularly the shocks and stresses of greatest concern in our community, as well as to identify resilience work that is already happening in Minneapolis.

Thank you for completing this short 15-minute survey to inform the resilience strategy. Responses are anonymous.