Problem DescriptionIn order to be a city that supports the health, safety, and prosperity of its people, we need systems that are reliable—both in times of crisis and in our daily lives.
- Multi-modal transportation to connect people, employment, and services
- Downtown Energy Efficiency Challenge
- Increased redundancy & reliability of of energy infrastructure
- Pre-disaster planning for post-disaster recovery
- Disaster preparedness strategies for businesses
- Capacity building for resilience throughout city government
"Resilient infrastructure" is 1 of 3 goals of New Orleans' Resilience Strategy. New Orleans faces significant challenges: climate change and rising sea levels, land subsidence and coastal erosion, and lack of equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians. For our city, being resilient means more than levees holding back water and wetlands protecting us from storms. It means striking a balance between human needs and the environment that surrounds us while also combating the chronic stresses of violence, poverty, and inequality.
- Jeff Hebert, Chief Resilience Officer, New Orleans, USA
Solution StageOne of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|