Regional Resiliency Snapshot

The Indianapolis MPO is conducting a regional resiliency snapshot to understand how well the Central Indiana region is prepared to handle future shocks and stressors. The project will identify how well the region is prepared to recover from shocks like major natural or economic events and how well the region can mitigate the effects of ongoing stressors like rising temperatures. The snapshot will answer the questions of what industries, infrastructure, community services, and more are prepared to handle forecasted threats. The snapshot will also include a risk-based assessment of transportation infrastructure, which is identified in federal PROTECT funding guidelines.

Equity will be crucial to integrate throughout the planning process. Shocks and stressors do not impact all communities, employment sectors, locations, or people in the same way. The resiliency plan will consider the role equity plays in resiliency planning as well as potential disproportionate effects from shocks and stressors on different communities.

Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST) for Transportation Infrastructure

    As part of the planning effort, the project team is conducting an assessment of individual transportation assets to determine how vulnerable each asset is to future physical threats. The result of the analysis includes a prioritized list of roads and a prioritized list of bridges by their vulnerability and criticality to the transportation network.

    Regional Resiliency Snapshot Storymap

    IMPO 2023 Speaker Series: Resiliency

    As part of the 2023 IMPO Speaker Series, IMPO hosted a fireside chat with Dr. Jennifer Jurado. Weren't able to join us? Check out the recording.


    Project Milestones

    • January 2023 Project Kickoff
    • April 2023 Identification of Resources and Virtual Stakeholder Meeting
    • May 2023 Speaker Event
    • May - June 2023 Threats to Resources
    • July Assessment of Transportation Vulnerabilities; Public Engagement
    • August Virtual Stakeholder Meeting
    • September 2023 Public Engagement Workshops
    • October 2023 Virtual Stakeholder Meeting
    • November 2023 Vulnerability of the Region
    • December 2023 Draft Recommendations
    • January 2024 Draft Plan for Review and Public Comment
    • February Plan Adoption

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    To reach staff with questions or comments, contact the project manager:

    Annie Dixon