This report, commissioned by SOLGM from Local Government expert Roger Blakeley, introduces some of the key concepts that support resilience, along with providing stories of communities that have come together with their councils to help entrench resilience into their culture.

The report is supported by a ' Summary for the Time Challenged' which highlights some of the key aspects of the full report, and provides background information to resilience in a local government context. You can view and download the Summary here.

The full report has a consultative aspect with recommendations to both SOLGM and LGNZ, and the wider local government sector regarding future work on resilience.

This report is part of a series of outward looking projects from SOLGM`s Sector Futures Working Party supporting local government efforts to address some of the issues faced nationwide, from managing retreat, mitigating climate change, to adapting to changing technology. The aim of this particular report is to enable councils within New Zealand that may not be familiar with the concept of resilience to take practical first steps, and begin a conversation with their community.

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