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THEME & LOCATION

Resilience

Resilience is not simply the tool by which we stop the forces impacting our communities, be it sea level rise, drought, or poverty. It is also how we shape our communities to fit our vision. To do this, our plans for resilient communities must be based in the values of that community. They must also take into the account the individual places and the physical characteristics and culture that vary neighborhood by neighborhood. When done correctly, resilience will be a holistic approach to community development, building strong economies, social connections and natural systems.

Located on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. The city is literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast. 

Established in 1610, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and is also one of the fastest growing cities in the region…a city on the move! Rich in history with small-town charm, Hampton has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the best places to live, as well as a national model for youth development and civic engagement. Stroll the streets of our vibrant, waterfront community and you will quickly see what makes Hampton a great place to live, work and play.

Check out Resilient Hampton to learn more about their citywide initiative to improve resilience. 

Info credited to www.hampton.gov