Innovation in Disaster Resilience: Southern California Resilience Initiative Announces Three New Projects
The Southern California Resilience Initiative (SCRI), led by 100 Resilient Cities, is a one-year sequence of convenings, tactical workshops, and design sprints to surface and test the world’s most innovative solutions to fire and urban heat in the Greater Los Angeles region. This work is especially vital as Los Angeles and Ventura Counties continue to rebuild in the wake of the Woolsey Fire late last year…
Disability and natural disasters
Cyclone Yasi was tough for everyone, but for Kylie Hibberd – who is deaf and blind – the Category 5 monster brought greater challenges when it crossed the Queensland coast in February 2011. Fortunately, Hibberd was well prepared. “We had been keeping up to date with the weather warnings,” says the 44-year-old wildlife carer, who moved in with family for the cyclone’s duration….
Cloud computing girds governments against natural disaster threats, expert says
For municipal government leaders mulling over cloud computing for data storage, the threat of natural disasters should be a strong motivating factor, according to officials speaking at a recent event in Washington D.C.
StateScoop reports that Angelina Panettieri, a federal technology and communications lobbyist at the National League of Cities, recommended cloud computing as a superior option for data storage, arguing that it can ensure speedy recovery of critical systems when disaster strikes…