About Us

KER is a Discovery unit of the
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Lab




We bring diverse people from across sectors together to share data, resources and lived experiences. Our approach gives community partners a central role in driving the research process to identify vulnerabilities, uncover assets and root causes, and develop potential solutions.

We collaborate with partners to perform responsive research that drives profound and enduring change. Together, we liberate, analyze, visualize and communicate knowledge from vast, diverse data to provide insights for action, laying the foundation for informed solutions.

We support the development of transformative solutions that enhance community resilience at a systems level. By designing for resilience dividends, we can reap additional benefits in social cohesion, economic prosperity and environmental security.


The mission of the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience is to support Maricopa County, Arizona, by sharing knowledge, catalyzing discovery, and building solutions to catalyze change in order to build community resilience. We work to support profound and enduring change across organizations to bring resilience dividends.