Resiliency requires more than a good disaster preparedness strategy, and it involves a host of less-than-visible risks that cities have often ignored to their peril. It has a financial, environmental, energy and human dimension that shows up in myriad ways in our urban communities: in the structure of city debt; in the state of our utilities and infrastructure; in the (dis)connectedness between citizens and their government. This session will look beyond and behind the resiliency slogans, to get at a deeper understanding of how and where the pioneers are making it possible for genuine resiliency to emerge now in our cities, and not only in the next century.

  • Moderator: Stephanie Rico, SVP, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
  • Laura Bloch, Region 9 Sustainability Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
  • Larry Goldzband, Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Committee

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