The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative released a short video shot in New Orleans in April. The clip features Mayor Landrieu and other regional leaders expressing their thoughts on resilience, and some of the challenges faced by the city. Also featured in the video is Horizon Initiative Water Committee Co-chair, and NOLAVibe President, Grasshopper Mendoza. The 100 Resilient Cities program is building a global network of connected cities sharing lessons and ideas "to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world."
New Orleans is among the first 33 cities selected to participate in the program, and the Rockefeller Foundation is providing support for the hiring of a Chief Resilience Officer in the administration of Mayor Landrieu. Applications are now open for the next 33 cities, with a deadline of September 10.
NOLAVibe Partners to Discuss Climate Change Entrepreneur Opportunities on Thursday, Aug 21 at Propeller
(New Orleans LA) -- NOLAVibe partners Grasshopper Mendoza and Steve Picou will apply the "entrepreneurial lens" to the pressing issue of climate change in a special roundtable discussion on Thursday, August 21 from 1 to 3 pm at Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, 4035 Washington Ave 70125.
Roundtable participants include: Andrea Chen of Propeller, Tim Williamson of The Idea Village, Kali Rapp of Building Resilience Workshop, Ed Shedlock of The Entrepreneurship Center at Nunez Community College, Bill & Chris Haines of the Meraux Foundation, and Aron Chang of Waggonner & Ball Architects.
The event, held as part of the EPA initiative "Act on Climate," is free and open to the public.