O‘ahu Resilience Strategy and Actions for Implementation

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Thursday, August 22, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Launched in spring 2019, the O‘ahu Resilience Strategy articulates 44 discrete actions to address resilience challenges and opportunities identified from a comprehensive engagement and research process. The Resilience Strategy stands on four main pillars and the need to act together to address these issues and opportunities: (1) Remaining Rooted – Ensuring an Affordable Future for Our Island; (2) Bouncing Forward – Fostering Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster; (3) Climate Security – Tackling Climate Change by Reducing Emissions and Adapting to Impacts; and (4) Community Cohesion – Leveraging the Strength and Leadership of Local Communities. More than 2,200 community members directly contributed to the process along with dozens of organizations, nearly 100 working group members, a 21-member Resilience Strategy Steering Committee, a City Resilience Team, other City department staff, and the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency staff, interns, and AmeriCorps VISTAs. This Resilience Strategy was written by the community. Over an 18-month period grassroots residents and community leaders helped shape and craft the 44 resilience actions that form the body of this strategy and lay a path to a resilient future for O‘ahu. Event attendees will learn about the process and outputs, and see how they can support O‘ahu’s resilience into the implementation phase.

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Josh Stanbro

Josh Stanbro is Honolulu’s Chief Resilience Officer, and also serves as the Executive Director of the City and County’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Josh has a deep background in sustainability and brings a track record of developing cross-sector partnerships to his role in Mayor Caldwell ... Read More

Contact Info

Matt Gonser, apahi.programs@gmail.com