Resilience Planning in Action: A Conversation with Berkeley’s Chief Resilience Officer

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Free and open to all; bring a lunch!

1.5 CES LUs

Timothy Burroughs, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) for the City of Berkeley, is the city’s lead staff for advancing community readiness for a range of hazards, such as natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Previously Timothy led development and managed implementation of Berkeley’s ambitious Climate Action Plan.

His discussion will frame the concept of community resilience, which is a widely used term but has many different definitions. Timothy will define resilience from the perspective of a city government practitioner and policy maker. He will give examples of what resilience looks like on the ground and of how Berkeley and other cities are working to advance community resilience right now.

The City of Berkeley is one of the Bay Area cities participating in the 100 Resilient Cities program, which is helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to state three aspects of resiliency from a government’s perspective.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify three areas that are determined to be resiliency improvement areas for Berkeley.
  3. Attendees will be able to state what the 100RC program is.
  4. Attendees will be able to state three ways in which architects and design professionals can assist their communities become more resilient.

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