The Monroe Group, LLC
A community is its people, its shared aspirations, its institutions, and businesses—not just its built environment. We must address community needs and vulnerabilities and design equally beneficial solutions; because anything less is unsustainable.
Disaster recovery and community development are intertwined. Good disaster recovery is resilient community development. Resilient, actively inclusive communities create and activate new opportunities.
In the new era.
The time has come for ‘fusing’ community development and disaster recovery for real and lasting progress. Communities are at different stages of development. Moreover, how resilient they are can be the significant determinant between setback vs. devastation in the short- /medium-term; and vitality vs. vulnerability in the long-term. Outcome-based indicators of progress, co-defined with the community,
are necessary and will complement (or sometimes replace) existing indicators. We also believe that the sense of community as fostered through organic community activity is also an important progress indicator.
As issues continue to interact and intertwine, the Monroe Group’s offerings and ways of working—ever inclusive, always learning and increasingly asset-based—will evolve and adapt on the shared journey of progress for resilient thriving communities.