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Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute

We foster interdisciplinary and cross sector collaboration to build connected, thriving, resilient communities.


Aerials, cityscape, campus scene, John Kelly photo

Community Resilience refers to the capacity of a community or region to adapt to change and thrive despite the chronic stresses (access to resources, climate change) and acute shocks (flooding, wildfire, pandemic) they may experience (GRCN).  Promoting community resilience requires collaboration across many levels of society and professional disciplines. The HCRI provides a platform to connect researchers, students, and community partners to collaboratively address community resilience research and practical needs.


To become a nationally recognized research and training institute that facilitates the transfer and application of risk and resilience knowledge amongst stakeholders. We aim to reduce the impacts of future hazards and climate change by cultivating social and environmental equity. We envision a world where researchers and community partners regularly work together to address societal challenges, effectively translating research to practice.

Our Pillars

The HCRI research pillars capture the interconnection between and amongst disciplines, highlighting the dynamic and multifaceted nature of community resilience. Our goal in promoting these pillars is to foster connections and collaborations between disciplines and across sectors.

Natural Environment  Health & Well-being
Built Environment  Economy & Society


COVID-19 is actively testing the resilience of our society. The best action you can take is to stay informed and follow the CDC guidelines for protecting yourself and limiting the spread of the virus. For more information on CDC updates and Boise State’s messaging around COVID-19, please see these resources:
Boise State COVID-19 Guidelines
CDC COVID-19 Guidelines
Boise State COVID-19 Interactive Map

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