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Berkeley Releases Resilience Plan
"The City of Berkeley has released an ambitious plan aimed at helping the city tackle numerous important issues, including natural disasters, climate change and racial, social and economic inequities," reports Bea Karnes.
The city's "Resilience Strategy," as the plan is called, is 59 pages long and launches the city into the vanguard of cities around the world developing resilience plans. "City officials, including Chief Resilience Officer Timothy Burroughs, said Berkeley is the first city in the Bay Area and only the sixth in the world to develop a comprehensive resilience strategy," according to Karnes. The Resilience Strategy culminates Berkeley's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities network. Neighboring San Francisco and Oakland also participated in the 100 Resilient Cities network, but they have yet to release comprehensive resilience plans.