One Boston Day: How Cities & Companies Can Create a Blueprint for Urban Resilience

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One Boston Day: How Cities & Companies Can Create a Blueprint for Urban Resilience

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

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Urban resilience is so much more than disaster preparedness—a truly resilient approach is one that is proactive not just reactive. That’s why today more and more companies and organizations are putting resiliency at the forefront of their responsibility efforts.

Today serves as an opportunity to remind us how vital resiliency is in today’s climate.

April 15, marks the third annual One Boston Day. A day instituted by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, to celebrate the resiliency and strength of the City of Boston in response to the marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 and to commemorate the lives of the victims and to honor the incredibly brave survivors through spreading kindness, hope and generosity.

This day, One Boston Day, enables us to reflect on what it truly means to be resilient in the face of tragedy and adversity—not only the shocks of disasters and severe weather, but the many multifaceted stresses that weaken the foundation of a city, such as access to health care and education, unemployment, economic disparity, affordable housing, poverty, resource scarcity, racism and intolerance, crumbling infrastructure, lack of mobility and public transportation, waste management and endemic violence – the list goes on.

These stresses and many more will only continue to rise to prominence with the growing trends of urbanization, globalization, climate change and socio-political unrest.  

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Keywords: Green Infrastructure | Disaster Preparedness | Resilient Infrastructure | Smart Cities | Sustainable Cities and Communities | Sustainable Development | urban resiliency

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