Mayor must focus on city's resiliency

Friday, January 3, 2014

In an op-ed for Crain's New York Business, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin says that the de Blasio Administration must focus on the city's resiliency.

New Yorkers expect two things above all from our mayor: to keep us safe and to keep our economy strong. By embracing an agenda that puts resilience front and center, Mayor Bill de Blasio can accomplish both. Resilience is the ability of people, communities and institutions to prepare for, withstand and bounce back more rapidly from acute shocks and chronic stresses. As Superstorm Sandy showed, these shocks and stresses are increasing in both frequency and intensity. They are not always preventable, but the degree of destruction and devastation can be...

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