Nature-Based Solutions for Hazard Mitigation and Community Resilience

In this course, participants will learn about: 

  • How nature-based solutions can mitigate hazard risks and enhance community resilience 
  • How to take advantage of five strategic points of intervention to implement nature-based solutions  
  • What actions specific communities have taken to mitigate hazard risk and enhance resilience using nature-based solutions 

Course Description

Nature provides numerous benefits to the built environment, many of which are challenging, if not impossible, to replicate through hard infrastructure. When it comes to planning for hazards, these benefits can play a significant role in preparedness, response, and recovery. Planners and affiliated professionals who work with the built environment can encourage changes that harness natural processes to support community resilience. Luckily, they do not have to start from scratch—communities around the country are adopting context-sensitive nature-based solutions to mitigate the impacts of flooding, extreme heat, and other hazards. This course focuses on the connection between nature-based solutions and planning processes while providing resources, case examples, and recommendations for action. 

This is an interactive course that learners can complete at their own pace.  It includes links to additional resources. and once the course has been completed, learners are invited to join our Plan4Resilience group and continue the conversation with their peers.

This course was created in partnership with Pisces Foundation