Berkeley Lab

About Us

Institute for Resilient Communities

The Institute for Resilient Communities (IRC) is dedicated to providing tools that enhance resilience in communities locally and globally. Our goal is to minimize the impact associated with sudden or long-term changes induced by human actions or nature. To achieve this goal, the IRC combines science, technology, education, and outreach and involves academic and educational institutions as well as communities in an international, multi-disciplinary, and multi-cultural context.

The Institute for Resilient Communities provides a framework for research, education, and community involvement to minimize the physical and psychological impact of future disruptive events and developments. It provides a forum for dialogue among researchers, educators, decision makers, and communities locally and globally.