PCI was called out as a leader in the concept of coummunity resilience in this article at the Helena Independent Record.
From the article:
Many communities are discussing “resilience strategies,” policies and programs that can help them bounce back from “perturbations” (problems) caused by widely anticipated global environmental and economic stress. And it’s a good bet that those communities that actually develop and invest in resilience strategies will greatly increase their chances of surviving or even prospering in an era of dwindling resources, unpredictable economic fluctuations and rapid climate change.
Community resilience planning is a fairly new concept being developed by environmental/economic think tanks such as the Post Carbon Institute. While the think tanks focus on solutions for human communities and economies — investing in sustainable local businesses, developing community energy systems and so on — their work is rooted in a decades-old branch of ecology that studies resilience in ecosystems.