Chief Resilience Officer


An Interview With Jacksonville's New Chief Resiliency Officer

The city of Jacksonville's new resiliency department will evaluate the city's long-term needs and coordinate with various stakeholders to implement systems adaptable to extreme climate events.

October 15, 2021 - Adapt Florida

Ohio Creek Watershed Project

Norfolk Plans for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

The Ohio Creek Watershed Project aims to protect the city's coastline and prepare for future sea level rise.

March 21, 2021 - Bloomberg Green

Los Angeles Earthquake

Resilient Los Angeles: Preparing for Overlapping Disasters in Pandemic

L.A. City Chief Resilience Officer Aaron Gross elaborates on how the pandemic is shaping the city’s understanding of resilience and the cascading impact that overlapping disasters of earthquake or wildfire could have on the city’s limited resources.

August 17, 2020 - The Planning Report

Flood Damaged Suburb

More Detail on What Happened to 100 Resilient Cities

The Rockefeller Foundation has cited costs and a new strategic direction to explain why it abruptly cut off the program this year. While the work may live on in some form, the move underscores the risks of relying on private funding.

July 2, 2019 - CityLab

Port of Oakland

Oakland's Plan for Social, Economic, and Environmental Resiliency

Income inequality, housing affordability, and systemic racism join sea-level rise as key issues in Oakland's vision for urban resilience.

November 2, 2016 - Next City


100 Resilient Cities Program Reaches 100 Members

The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.

June 2, 2016 - The Guardian

Florida - Hurricane Frances Approaching (2004)

Op-Ed: Talking Resilience Isn't the Same as Being Resilient

Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?

May 31, 2016 - The Boston Globe

Coit Tower

Beyond the Big One: Real Recovery in San Francisco

What does it mean to be a Chief Resilience Officer for one America's largest cities? Doggerel spoke to Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilient Officer for San Francisco, to find out what it takes to make a truly resilient city.

September 29, 2015 - Doggerel

San Francisco Breaking Down Silos to Plan for Resilience

As San Francisco's Chief Resilience Officer, Patrick Otellini’s job is to beef up city defenses against crises—a broad mandate that has him tackling seismic safety and water security through capital planning, utilities, and housing affordability.

August 20, 2015 - The Planning Report

7 Ideas for Boosting Community Resilience

Resilient communities build on local strengths to anticipate change, reduce the impact of major events, and come back from a blow stronger than ever. Here are seven ideas from cities and towns working to boost local resilience.

January 15, 2015 - CommunityMatters

The Challenges of Being a Chief Resilience Officer

The seriousness of resilience for cities to plan and prepare for is evidenced by the creation of a new position called the chief resilience officer.

November 17, 2014 - Next City

First 'Chief Resilience Officer' Begins Term in Oakland

Victoria Salinas was recently named Oakland, California's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a position popping up in municipalities throughout the world.

August 19, 2014 - Next City

Garcetti Proposes "Chief Resilience Officer" to Tackle L.A.'s Earthquake Preparedness

Recent controversies have called into question whether Los Angeles officials have done all they can to prepare the city for its next big earthquake. Mayor Eric Garcetti is making earthquake preparedness a top priority.

October 20, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Assistant/Associate Professor in Indigenous Planning

University of New Mexico - School of Architecture & Planning

Principal Planner

Placer County

Coastal Program Analyst III

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

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