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Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley launches first ‘Resilience Strategy’ in Bay Area

Helping community members connect, through efforts such as Berkeley CERT, is one way to build resilience, according to Berkeley’s new Resilience Strategy. CERT volunteers are seen here in a “search and rescue” exercise. Photo: Emilie Raguso, is one way to build resilience, according to Berkeley’s new Resilience Strategy. CERT volunteers are seen here in a “search and rescue” exercise. Photo: Emilie Raguso […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Town hall Wednesday for ‘a more resilient Berkeley’

Berkeley CERT training is one of the city’s approaches to disaster preparedness. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley CERT training is one of the city’s approaches to disaster preparedness. Photo: Emilie Raguso The city of Berkeley is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday focused on improving the community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters and “the […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley appoints first ‘chief resilience officer’

Two community members at Berkeley’s annual city-wide disaster preparedness drill in April 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso Two community members at Berkeley’s annual city-wide disaster preparedness drill in April 2013. Photo: Emilie Raguso As a city, Berkeley prides itself on being prepared. Officials hope the recent appointment of a “resilience officer” to coordinate city-wide defenses against natural disasters will […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley named one of 33 resilient cities in global network

Berkeley firefighters speak with residents during a community emergency response drill in April. Photo: Emilie Raguso Berkeley has been selected as one of 33 cities worldwide in the first group of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilient Cities network. The designation is for cities that, according to Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, “have demonstrated a dedicated commitment […]