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  • How do we measure community disaster resilience?

    Eric R. Larson and Sally McConkey

    U. of I. natural resources and environmental sciences professor Eric R. Larson and retired Illinois State Water Survey engineer Sally McConkey explore the factors that support – and the methods for measuring – community resilience at the county level. In an interview, McConkey discusses their findings. Larson and McConkey are standing in the U. of I.’s Red Oak Rain Garden, which has won conservation awards for its incorporation of water runoff features into a functional landscape.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Sally McConkey, email