Advertisement


Rent Increase Survey

Have you submitted your latest rent increase data to the rent increase survey?

City of Alameda to Receive Unspecified Grant Amount for Being a Resilient City

List of the first 33 of an expected 100 resilient cities.

List of the first 33 of an expected 100 resilient cities.

The City of Alameda and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced that Alameda is the first of 33 cities worldwide to join the foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network. As part of the honor, Alameda is to receive a grant to fund the hiring of a Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) whose job is to oversee the development of a resilience plan for the city and be part of a learning network of other CROs.

According to www.ResilientCity.org, the website for a non-profit network of planners, urban designers and architects, “resiliency” in this context is the capacity of communities to respond to “the future shocks and stresses associated with climate change, environmental degradation, resource shortages, in the context of global population growth and migration.”

Alameda joins other cities in the network such as Daker, Senegal, Medellin, Colombia, Bristol, England, Ashkelon, Isreal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Surat, India, and Bangkok, Thailand on the initial list of 33 cities in the network. The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge was announced in May of this year.

Deputy City Manager Alex Nguyen told Action Alameda News that the final grant amount is not yet determined, so it’s unclear for how long any grant would fund a CRO position for the City of Alameda, and whether or not the position would be continued after the grant money runs out.

The resilience officer is expected to create a resilience strategy for the city, and will receive access to tools, technical support and resources for translating that strategy to a comprehensive resilience plan.

Alameda officials expect the CRO would work hand-in-hand with the fire department’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

2 comments to City of Alameda to Receive Unspecified Grant Amount for Being a Resilient City

  • https://t.co/wYuZyc5Rh5 ,
  • https://t.co/K0fm5DnDwG ,
  • https://t.co/pk5RQ52aUQ ,
  • Library To Host Creative Writing Workshop For Teens https://t.co/nTsVqPkP47 ,
  • https://t.co/HPqGk4LNjh ,

Directories