Work Together within Government to Better Serve Community
This solution addresses remaining traditional governmental “silos” in Berkeley, California, USA for local communities
Problem DescriptionAlthough the City of Berkeley government (City) is certainly not the only entity in the community that has a role in addressing these big challenges, it must provide vision and effective leadership. The City must continue to break down traditional governmental “silos” and integrate the expertise and knowledge within City departments and divisions to implement solutions that engage and create multiple benefits for many people.
"Work Together within Government to Better Serve Community" is 1 of 6 goals of Berkeley’s Resilience Strategy. From natural disasters to wildfires, drought and flooding from climate change to racial inequity, Berkeley’s strategy recognizes that the city’s challenges and opportunities are complex and interconnected. At its core, Berkeley’s Resilience Strategy will focus on multi-stakeholder, multi-benefit problem solving grounded in stronger connections and engagement within the community and across the region. And this strategy fits into a larger focus throughout the Bay Area on building urban resilience to the various threats posed by urban growth, seismic threats, a changing climate, and rising seas. The goals and actions identified in this strategy are grounded in community input, members of our community contributed their insights and ideas through a combination of an online survey, public workshops, City Council meetings, City Commission meetings, and events.
- Berkeley’s Resilience Strategy
Berkeley’s Resilience Strategy – the first in the Bay Area – is designed to advance community preparedness for some of Berkeley’s most pressing physical, social, and economic challenges.
- Dee Williams Ridley, City Manager, Berkeley Resilience Team
- Timothy Burroughs, Chief Resilience Officer, Berkeley Resilience Team
- Katie Van Dyke, City of Berkeley
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|