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San Juan, Puerto Rico: Resilience Hubs

City: San Juan
Country / US State / US Territory: Puerto Rico
Type of Solution: N/A
Climate Impact: Extreme Precipitation and Flooding
Social Value Created: Connectivity; Public Space

Resilience Hubs have begun to emerge in Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria, community members had to rely on themselves for recovery. Conventional methods of disaster management are not as effective in a community with limited access and connectivity to other countries.

Thus, the focus in Puerto Rico is to improve community connectivity and social resilience in order to empower community members to lead their own recovery. Resilience Hubs provide community members with supplies, communications, and public space to gather and reconnect with other community members after a disaster. This approach to disaster management allows these community members to take responsibility for their own protection and build capacity for both times of crisis and for normal development.