Resilience Integration into the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan
The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) serves as the city’s highest level policy document, articulating the community’s vision and core values. The BVCP contains sustainability principles and policies and chapters that convey discrete topics such as land use, transportation, housing and economy. By integrating new resilience policies and strategies into the BVCP, the plan can address key elements of a healthy, stable and adaptive community, reflect and address Boulder’s highest risks so the community can be adaptive, underscore connectively between systems and vulnerabilities, and illustrate ways that the BVCP can address Boulder’s resilience, not only in times of disruption and crisis, but also on a day-to-day basis and over the long term. Integrating resilience into the BVCP will leverage interdisciplinary expertise and generate strategies that are responsive to Boulder’s challenges, as well as align activities and priorities across city departments.