The Knowledge Exchange for Resilience co-produces insights and data products created among ASU faculty and researchers together with community practitioners and organizations in Maricopa County and beyond. We work to advance social cohesion, promote economic prosperity, and enhance environmental security to create profound and enduring change that brings resilience dividends. These efforts advance the design aspirations and the charter of ASU through research and discovery of public value for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. Our work to accomplish this mission centers on data and partnerships. We bring to bear the weight of the university’s intellectual capacity with the knowledge and insights of public agencies, private entities, and civil society, to build resilience -- utilizing insights, exploring hunches, analyzing data, building tools, and creating visualizations as the means to catalyze innovative solutions. This process is iterative and involves activities to share, discover and solve. In addition to peer-reviewed scientific articles, we also often produce reports and briefings with our partners in the form of a short report or white paper that captures some of the findings and recommendations that comes from our community engaged research. This KEEP series seeks to make available and exchange this knowledge with a broader public.

The ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience is supported by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Piper Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. The conclusions, views and opinions expressed in this collection are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.