Moderator: Cicely Garrett, 100 Resilient Cities Project Manager, City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resiliency
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, the 100 Resilient Cities program focuses on building a strategy to combat the physical, social, and economic challenges cities face. Resilience really comes down to what is the type of community we want to live in that has the things that we want and need – not just meeting our basic needs but helping us meet our full human potential. By tackling issues such as: transportation connectivity, lack of affordable housing, equity, flooding, drought, etc. Through 100RC we can take on these issues head on, so we’re able to bounce back and continue to evolve.
In May 2016, Atlanta became the 100th Resilient City. The City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Resilience, will provide updates on the city’s resilience strategy development and upcoming milestones as well as engage in dialogue with attendees on their thoughts about “What Makes Atlanta Resilient?”
The Thursday Think Tank is a weekly gathering of the IPaT community to brainstorm about research and stay informed about the work that everyone is doing. This is an informal gathering where the moderator kicks off the weekly topic, but everyone is encouraged to join the discussion.