Mayor William Peduto and 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, To Hold Press Conference On Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop
3 Jun 2015
Workshop brings together key stakeholders from government, private sector, nonprofits, civic groups and 100RC staff to develop Pittsburgh's "Roadmap to Resilience"
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 3, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and officials from 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), will hold a press conference Friday to discuss the day-long Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
The workshop will kick off the process of developing a comprehensive resilience roadmap that will enable the city to better survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks it experiences.
The workshop brings stakeholders across city government and from the private sector, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and civic groups into the planning process. It will also start to uncover some of the key threats the city is facing, and some of the resilience building tools and plans it has available to address those threats. In the months following the workshop, the City, led by a new Chief Resilience Officer, will continue to engage those stakeholders, resilience experts, and 100RC staff in drafting the plan.
Pittsburgh was named a member of the Resilient Cities Network in December.
In addition to the press conference, interested media representatives may attend other portions of the day-long workshop, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inquiries may be lodged with Tamara Turoff Keough, Director of Development, RAND Corporation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Press conference on Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop
WHO: Mayor William Peduto; Katya Sienkiewicz, Associate Director of City Relationships, 100 Resilient Cities; Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburgh
WHERE: Room 306, David L. Lawrence Convention Center