Resiliency

VX2019: LA Mayor Garcetti, DiCaprio CEO Tamminen & SMMC ED Edmiston on "Rebuilding Right"

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Eric Garcetti

VX2019 convened regional leaders on climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development to discuss how communities can rebuild after disasters.

CityAge: Future-Proofing Los Angeles Given the Volatility of Weather Events

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Ron Nichols

As wildfires and extreme weather conditions ravage California, a recent CityAge convening brought together utility experts from around Southern California to discuss how to build a more resilient region.

Bay Area Council Seeks to Raise a Statewide California Resilience Challenge Fund

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Jim Wunderman

After passing a multi-county ballot measure to fund San Francisco Bay restoration and resilience projects, the Bay Area Council is launching a resilience initiative for the rest of the state.

De-Risking Cities: Connectivity and Cybersecurity

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Cheryl Santor

With more and more infrastructure coming to rely on a network of computers communicating around the clock, the most critical functions of our cities could soon be more vulnerable than ever before. In the Internet age, urban “resilience” means not only responding to climate change, but also protecting our ubiquitous networks from both hack and glitch. At VX2017, cybersecurity experts discussed how agencies are staying ahead of the curve of the new, advanced technology taking over our cities.

Resiliency & Climate Adaptation Case Study: How Communities Are Mobilizing

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Resiliency and climate adaptation efforts seek to buffer humans from the impacts of climate change. In South Louisiana, entire communities are now at-risk to the impacts of sea-level rise. VX News speaks with Steven Bingler, the leader of one of the most innovative, community-led resiliency projects that is seeking to design a bipartisan blueprint for climate adaptation work in the region.

Sen. Bob Wieckowski Successfully Integrating Climate Adaptation Into California Law and Planning

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California State Senator Bob Wieckoswki

California State Senator Wieckowski opines on his SB 246's work to improve statewide resiliency coordination, as well as other accomplishments as Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

USGS Dr. Lucy Jones Advises City of Los Angeles on Resiliency and ‘The Big One’

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In order to improve Los Angeles’ earthquake preparedness, Mayor Eric Garcetti has brought in the US Geological Survey’s world-renowned Dr. Lucy Jones as his Science Advisor for Seismic Safety to create a resiliency report. Jones spoke with VerdeXchange News to describe the document’s scope and purpose. The interview was conducted in anticipation of its release in December. (Link to final report here: (https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/sites/default/files/files/news/Earthqua...) Jones explained the particular risks facing the city during a natural disaster, from water to housing stock, with a focus on the economic repercussions of “The Big One.”