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Community Resilience Reports

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Community Resilience Reports (Fall 2016)   The City Resilience Index (CRI) measures community resilience in four domains: health and well-being; economy and society; infrastructure and ecosystems; and governance and planning. Dickinson student researchers collected information about each of the four domains by interviewing 30 leaders from local government...

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Collected Stories

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The following are stories form the Greater Carlisle Area that have been collected as part of our Heart & Soul Project. This approach, aptly named Community Heart & Soul™, connects people with what they love most about their communities and translates those personal feelings into a blueprint for future decisions. A resident-driven approach to community...

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Community Partnership Series

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Community Partnership Series   The Greater Carlisle Project’s Community Partnership Series was created to be a catalyst for community dialogue by aligning discussion topics with critical and timely issues identified by community members through the GCP’s Poverty Forum (spring 2015), Annual Fall Reception (fall 2015), and the Heart & Soul...

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Increasing Resilience

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Increasing Resilience   The Greater Carlisle Project will develop recommendations for increasing community resilience, work with others to advocate for their implementation and help build the relationships and community cooperation that are essential characteristics of a resilient community. We already know some of the things that build resilience, and those...

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Measuring Resilience

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Measuring Resilience   The Greater Carlisle Project and Borough of Carlisle partnered with Dickinson College to measure the resilience of our community. Sixteen Dickinson students conducted the research as part of a fall 2016 course, Building Sustainable Communities. The students and Carlisle were the first in the world to use the online City Resilience Index...

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What is Community Resilience?

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What is Community Resilience? Community resilience is the capacity of a community to manage short and long term stresses and shocks so as to meet essential needs of all its members, particularly its most vulnerable members. Extreme weather events like hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the economic recession, losses of major employers, civil disturbances, public health...

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What’s the Interactive Map?

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What is the Interactive Map?   The interactive map is a collection of businesses and organizations in the Greater Carlisle Area that help make our communities more livable and sustainable by working in one or more of the eight priority areas identified by the vision of the Greater Carlisle Project. Any members of the Greater Carlisle Project are invited to...

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What are our Priorities?

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Priorities of the Greater Carlisle Project   The eight priority areas stem from the vision of The Greater Carlisle Project. The vision of the GCP is a future in which all residents live rich, meaningful lives supported by community assets. The priority areas can be used to narrow searches on the interactive map. For example, by clicking on “Food and...

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Join GCP

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Link text Become a member of the Greater Carlisle Project (GCP) and help make our communities better, more sustainable places to live, work, raise families and play. Individuals, businesses, faith groups, schools, organizations, townships, boroughs, and government agencies can all become members. GCP Members endorse the Vision and Mission of the Greater Carlisle...

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