Resiliency Frameworks and Disaster Responses Pre-COVID
In the days before Governor Newsom declared a COVID-19 State of Emergency, weeks before the WHO declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, on February 25, leading authorities from some of Japan's largest companies and local resilience experts gathered in Los Angeles for the Japan House Disaster Prevention & Recovery Summit to share global and local industry perspectives on emergency preparedness and resilience.
TPR shares excerpts from remarks made by Los Angeles Chief Resilience Officer Aaron Gross, providing an overview of the city of L.A.'s Resilient Los Angeles plan, and Hitachi's Beverly Rider. Both provide a point-in-time glimpse at the evolving notion of resilience and how governments, businesses, neighborhoods, and people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster:
“(Our mandate is) to look at everything the City of Los Angeles does with an eye towards resilience to make sure that we are prepared for, can deal with, and can recover from any shock or stress that comes along.” —Aaron Gross
Read the full remarks at The Planning Report.