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Assessing and Addressing Honolulu's Resilience in the 21st Century by Matthew Gonser

  • iLab (Building 37) 2532 Correa Road Honolulu, HI, 96822 United States (map)

In 2016, O‘ahu voters approved a City Charter Amendment to create an Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (Resilience Office). Several months prior, Honolulu was selected into the third and final round of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) network, joining global cities in addressing pressing 21st century challenges of climate change, urbanization, and globalization. The Resilience Office recently completed an extensive island-wide outreach and perceptions assessment effort to inform the development of a Resilience Strategy. The office conducted a working groups process to develop actions to address the identified focus areas and will release the Resilience Strategy by March of this year. Simultaneously, the Resilience Office has launched another island-wide series of community meetings towards Honolulu’s first-ever Climate Action Plan. Participants will be introduced to the Office and its charter mandate; learn about approaching resilience through assessing and addressing shocks and stresses, including early identified challenges and short-term actions already taken; and contribute to the O‘ahu’s resilience building.

Earlier Event: February 2
World Wetlands Day at Keawawa