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Survey: Resilience and adaptation

Resilient neighbourhoods are able to adapt to changing conditions and adverse events. How will the Exchange District need to adapt in order to maintain and increase the neighbourhood's health in the years ahead?

The Exchange District BIZ, in partnership with the City of Winnipeg, is currently developing a long-range planning framework to help shape the future of the Exchange District. As part of this process, we are reaching out to Winnipeggers for their input, recognizing the Exchange is a special place for so many of us. Your feedback is important. Your responses to this survey will inform the vision for the future of the Exchange District and, ultimately, help shape the strategies to achieve that vision.


The resilience of a city or neighbourhood refers to its ability to withstand and adapt to adverse circumstances. Such circumstances could be related to environmental events (such as floods, fires, or extreme weather events) or societal events (such as economic downturns or public health emergencies). In order to prepare for such circumstances and, in turn, reduce the impact they may have, many cities and neighbourhoods are taking a proactive approach to increasing resilience. This can be reflected in the way we plan, design, build, and operate our communities, to ensure we are working collectively to chart a path toward a more sustainable future.

The Exchange District has long demonstrated its resilience by adapting to changing economic and social circumstances. In the process, it has accommodated new uses in its historic buildings, opened its streets to new modes of transportation, welcomed new events into its public spaces, and so much more. Today, from climate change to COVID-19, there is no shortage of new pressures to address – and the Exchange District must once again demonstrate its resilience to these new conditions.