Assessing and Addressing Honolulu’s Resilience in the 21st Century

March 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kinau Hale, 1st Floor Conference Room


Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and thrive, no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. In 2016, O‘ahu votes approved a City Charter
amendment to create and Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. 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 challenge around climate change, urbanization, and globalization. Participants will be introduced to the Office and its charter mandate; learn about approaching resilience through assessing and addressing shocks and stress, including identified challenges and near-term actions already taken; and contribute to the Office’s perceptions assessment through a live interactive survey.