Resilience and OFS

Resiliency

re·​sil·​ien·​cy | \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)-sē \

noun

the ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions

 

sust v res

Through resliency research and outreach, the University of Arkansas seeks to better understand our economic, social, and environmental systems and to support our community, both locally and globally in in an endevor to create a healthier, more resilient community. We do this through many on and off campus projects in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Resiliency center, the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, and other community partners.

Resilience projects

Low Impact Development

This manual presents a graphic argument, illustrating the application of ecologically-based stormwater treatment technologies in urban contexts.

assesment

2018 Climate Resilience Assessment

The UofA and City of Fayetteville led the community’s first climate resilience assessment in 2018, which identified climate strengths and weaknesses. The full report can be found here.

food city

Food City Scenario Plan

Food City devises a model transition vocabulary for developing an urban food production system beyond the scale of the individual garden.

baseyard

Base Yard

The goal of the Base Yard project was to develop a set of FSMA and GAP compliant designs and educational documents to support small-scale farmers in Hawaii. Further information to come.

whitmore

Whitmore Community Food Hub Complex

An attempt to build statewide resilience through urban food hubs which aggregate, process, and distribute product from local growers to wholesale consumers.

wahiawa

Wahiawa Value-Added Product Development Center

The project is to repurpose a warehouse in Wahiawa as a Value-Added Product Development Center to be managed by the Hawaii Community Colleges and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.