The residents of more robust cities and towns experience major benefits from the overall improvement of building resilience: fewer burdens on local services, a more stable local economy that provides consistent sources of money to run the municipality, and a more enduring legacy for future generations. Builders, architects, and designers have come to recognize that more durable public buildings, private homes, and businesses, often built with concrete to resist damage from natural disasters, reduce the impact entire communities have on our planet.  

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