Friday, April 1, 2016

Berkeley is First City to Release Resilient City Strategy as Part of the 100 Resilient Cities

The City of Berkeley held a briefing on a Resilience Strategy that was developed in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, a worldwide initiative started by the Rockefeller Foundation. The strategy is designed to address some of Berkeley’s pressing physical, social and economic issues through launching a Community Resilience Center program, advancing access to renewable energy, and the creation of “micro-grids” –a power grid that can function independently using renewable energy. Representatives from 100 Resilient Cities, the Chief Resilience Officer, and Mayor Tom Bates came to speak about the strategy that plans to advance the social and economic equality of Berkeley residents through community building, disaster preparedness, and improvement of infrastructure and public facilities. Emma Riley reports: