Berkeley

Berkeley’s Resilience Journey

Berkeley is relatively small, but it is known across the globe as a pioneering city, research center, and innovation hub. California cities in particular look to Berkeley for best practices in hazard mitigation.

The city’s recent efforts include developing the capacity to deliver critical city services for seven days without outside power, in the event that the region experiences a major outage. Berkeley is also researching options for a distributed energy microgrid to power buildings should the electric grid fail.

Berkeley has a demonstrated ability to integrate solutions across silos and develop high-value partnerships with institutions such as Lawrence Berkeley Lab and the University of California-Berkeley.

The city’s continued work to improve resilience will emphasize performance tracking and reporting, making its programs replicable for cities around the world.

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Implementing Resilience beyond  Saving Lives and Protecting Property

Implementing Resilience beyond Saving Lives and Protecting Property

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IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities;  The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

IRA boosts the fight for resilience in cities; The Resilient Cities Network welcomes landmark legislation

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From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

From Asset Resilience to Resilient Places and Communities

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