Los Angeles making plans for sudden shocks, long-term calamity

by Ellen Wulfhorst | @EJWulfhorst | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 2 March 2018 20:30 GMT

The U.S. city faces risks including earthquakes, wildfires and rising heat, alongside bustling urban demands for energy

NEW YORK, March 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Facing the risks of earthquakes, rising heat and bustling urban demands for energy, Los Angeles is kicking off a strategy to make itself more resilient to threats, officials said on Friday.

The plans include strengthening infrastructure, promoting renewable energy, and protecting residents and neighborhoods in the city of 4 million people, said officials from the city and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities project.

The strategy aims to combine preparations for sudden shocks such as earthquakes or wildfires with chronic stresses such as climate change, they said. Read More…