Floods in Boulder: A Study of Resilience

This study looks at flooding in Boulder, Colorado that occurred in September 2013. Though the scale of flooding was unprecedented, only 10 lives were lost, most infrastructure was maintained, and the recovery was relatively strong. This case study explores this resilience — what made it possible, and where there is opportunity for learning — by breaking it down into three categories: built infrastructure, human systems, and legal and cultural norms.

The study was undertaken by ISET in early 2014.

 

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