Resilient Communities are the Foundations of a Resilient America.

Our Work

What We Do

The goal of the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) is to strengthen any community or region’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and rapidly recover from significant human caused or natural disasters with minimal downtime to basic community, government, and business services.

How We Work

CARRI supports communities in their efforts to build resilience and also works with state, regional, and national stakeholders to create incentives and support for community resilience.  Over the past decade, CARRI collaborated with a wide range of community resilience experts, community leaders, and private sector partners to create the Community Resilience System (CRS). The development of each community’s unique application of the CRS empowers communities to work together to increase their individual and collective capacities to respond to adversity with increased resources, competence, and connectedness to one another. Communities across the country continue to rely on the CRS model to inform their planning for today’s greatest threats and disruptions.

CARRI collaborates with and makes its experience and knowledge base available to other kindred resilience organizations. Along with the Meridian Institute, CARRI has been a core member and sponsor of the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) (www.resilientalliance.org). CARRI also works closely and cooperatively with the new Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University (www.globalresilience.northeastern.edu) as it seeks to advance resilience knowledge and practice globally.

Who We Are

CARRI is housed at the Meridian Institute, a partnership that leverages both organizations’ deep expertise in building collaborative foundations for resilience and stability.