Smart City Resiliency Playbook
System shocks and unexpected setbacks have always been a part of the governing process, but communities are facing new challenges today that threaten their ability to bounce back from negative events. In particular, climate change is intensifying and increasing the frequency of high-impact storms, and the continued digitization of government systems is putting municipalities at greater risk of a cyberattack.
To help communities strategize on ways to improve their capacity for resilience, US Ignite hosted a Smart City Resiliency workshop focused on the specific difficulties posed by climate change and the vulnerability of municipal information systems. The day’s presentations and discussions highlighted how communities can create frameworks to address priority issues, as well as what technology and policy levers can be applied to ensure cities are as prepared as possible for both natural and man-made disasters….